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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics
Question: toddler with low weight
|mommyof3 - Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:18 pm||
My 20 month old daughter weighs only nineteen pounds. I am in the process of weaning her from nursing but she has always eaten well. She is not short. The doctor said that she is in the 50% for height and 10%for weight. She has a lot of energy and is running and talking. The problem is that everyone seems to think something is wrong with her. I see other kids her age and they are a lot bigger than her. Should I worry?
|Dr. Heba Ismail - Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:55 am||
You needn't worry at all. So long as she is not dropping below the 10th percentile, is in good health, active and not stunted, then it's just her constitution. :)
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