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10 Important Baby Weight Facts Which Every Parent Must Know

Puja Sharma Vasisht
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Created by Puja Sharma Vasisht
Updated on Sep 21, 2017

10 Important Baby Weight Facts Which Every Parent Must Know

Why Is Newborn Baby Weight an Important Factor?

Before I begin, I wish to reiterate that every baby is unique and so is his or her growth chart. That being said, doctors across the world measure the newborn baby weight as per designated parameters to keep a track of how well they are growing. Being a general indicator of wellness and good health, growth is essentially linked to being healthy. And one such indicator of a baby growing well and being healthy is baby weight. After birth, there are numerous ways to keep your baby's weight in check and many things that can be done to make sure your baby is growing into a healthy individual.

 

How Is A Baby's Weight Measured?

Baby weight is a significant way to measure how she is growing and progressing during the course of pregnancy and even after the birth. It also holds significance since parents and doctors can take immediate action if something is amiss. Most pediatricians measure the growth of a baby between the regular appointments for the first year, with a lot of focus in the first 6 months. Weights are recorded and become a guide to how a baby is growing individually. It must, however, be noted that these measurements are relevant only to individual babies, and should not be used for comparisons. A steady weight gain between appointments is just what the doctor is looking for.

10 Important Facts You Should Know About Baby Weight

When it comes to growing baby, the way the needle on the weighing machine moves, can change the way we perceive our children. But is that all that there is about children's weight? Here we collect 10 important points that

  1. Start Early: Your baby's birth weight is largely dependent on you. Weight of a woman throughout her life is more important than just the pregnancy per se. So a well-balanced diet, even before conception, helps in having a healthy weight baby. This is why pre-conception planning has assumed a lot of importance lately
  2. Weight Gain is Maximum in the Last Stretch: Many women worry when they do not gain a lot of weight during their first and second trimesters of pregnancy. However, unless your doctors tells you to fret, keep those anxieties away. The maximum weight gain of a foetus is in the last trimester, most likely in the 8th and 9th month. If the fetus is found to be lesser than average weight during an ultrasound scan, mothers are advised to add ceratin foods to their pregnancy diet to increase baby weight. A pregnant mother should focus on a having a well-balanced diet in these months to have a healthy baby
  3. Average weight of Indian babies: Average weight of an Indian infant, which is considered healthy, is between 2.7 to 2.9 kgs. The average weight gain is highest during first three months, after the birth. It is approximately 200 grams per week. The world health organization terms any baby weighing less than 2.5 kgs as underweight babies, no matter when they are born
  4. Formula makes babies chubbier: Formula-fed infants tend to have a higher weight gain as compared to breastmilk fed infants. Experts believe that this is because of lack of self-regulation, according to the hunger (that is there in breastfeeding). Where breastfeeding is based on demand-supply, in formula the child will drink as much as served to him possibly. But this is not always a healthy situation. Chubby infants are necessarily not healthy
  5. Every child is unique: Every child starts with different weight and has her own growth rate. It is not an absolute body weight, at different ages, but her growth pattern which is more important. The child should be gaining weight over a period of time
  6. Weight gain timelines: An infant, getting optimum nutrition would double her birth weight by the age of 5 months and triple her birth weight by the age of one year. From birth till about 6 months, babies gain about 140 to 200 gms every week. After 6 months to their first birthday, babies gain 85 to 140 gms every week
  7. Second year weight gain: During second year, the weight gain is slower. The total weight gain for the entire year is 2 kgs to 2.5 kgs. In the third year the weight gain further drops to 1.5 kgs to 2 kgs for the entire year
  8. Different for different babies: There is no fixed weight which can be said as an ideal weight or a healthy weight. Healthy weight for each child is individual, within the standard ranges (+/- 10%). For e.g. if for a 2 year old boy's standard weight is 12.5 kgs, we accept the range of 11.25 kgs to 13.75 kgs , which is +/-10% of 12.5 as the healthy weight
  9. Weight is not the only growth indicator: That weight gain is not the only indicator of growth of the child. Height gain is an equally important growth indicator of the child. So, at times if your child is not gaining much weight but gaining good height, it means they are doing well. There is always a correlation in growth and babies do have times when they do not gain much weight and may even lose on a few grams
  10. Do not make your child obese: Do It is very important that a child should not be obese. If a child becomes obese or overweight in childhood itself, the chances of becoming obese or overweight as an adult are high. This happens because the number of fat cells becomes higher in the child's body. If the number of fat cells increases during childhood itself, then it becomes difficult to reduce the number of these fat cells later in the adult life. This predisposes the child to obesity

           Read : Food to Increase Baby Weight in Pregnancy

 

What Is Normal Newborn Baby Weight In India?

A baby's birth weight can vary greatly, and is dependent on the mother's weight – pre-pregnancy and gain through the gestation period as well as the nutrition that she takes in. That is why pregnancy diet assumes a lot of importance. Babies come is all sizes, with varied growth matrices. In India, a baby weighing 2.5 kg to 3.1 kg is considered close to ideal , considering the baby is full term. Babies who weigh less than 2.5 kg are termed as low birth weight babies as per the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

What Should be The Average Baby Weight At Birth?

A full term baby born between 37 weeks and 40 weeks can weigh anywhere between 2.7–4.1 kg and the worldwide average is 3.5 kg. Babies who weigh less than 2.5 kg, irrespective of when they are born are termed as low birth-weight babies. Twins and triplets are often born premature and weigh under 2.5 kgs. Babies who weigh 4 kg or above at birth are referred to as macrosomia, and are considered heavier than normal. Large babies are born to mothers who have gestational diabetes, are obese or gained more than recommended weight during pregnancy. Babies who are born two weeks after their due date may also be heavier than normal.

Newborn baby weight

Newborn Baby Weight Loss

As a parent, you might be taken by surprise when your baby is weighed on his first appointment after getting discharged from the hospital. The baby weight would have dropped by about 5% to 10% from her birth weight. Now this happens with most of the babies at large and is due to the loss of fluids from the body. As the baby feeds less initially, she does not gain those lost grams immediately, but within about 2 weeks time, when she should be back to her birth weight, if not above it. So, essentially, there should not be a cause to worry when your newborn baby drops a bit of her weight after going home.

 

The best way to monitor weight is growth monitoring chart. Here, weight against age is plotted on a graph. This chart has preset graphs indicating normal, under or over weight against age. When periodically weight is plotted against the age of the child, we get to know about the correct growth pattern of the child. If the child is steadily gaining weight, though slowly, the curve is normal. You can get this chart from your pediatrician.

 

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| Jun 08, 2018

i m a mother of 7 months baby he is not that healthy he was a premature baby ...wht should i do for healthy baby

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| May 14, 2018

I am father of baby boy (durva). he is getting weight loss. and this mother cannot feed properly.. Because in breast no milk coming. so what can I do. I am worried about my son

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| Dec 29, 2017

very interesting blog. thanks for the information mam.

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| Dec 29, 2017

very interesting blog. thanks for the information mam.

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| Dec 17, 2017

My baby started vomiting after eating 2-3 spoons of khichdi. in the morning i had feed her milk chapati around 10:00am then at 3:pm khichdi.... what might be the reason of vomiting ...pls help

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| Oct 16, 2017

My bby is now 1yr 10mnths.. her weight is 11kg.. her height is 2. 8ft... Is that her standard height... ???

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| Oct 05, 2017

Very needed blog .. thanks a lot. great help for moms.

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| Sep 29, 2017

Nice information. My son is 7 weeks old, he was born pre term in 35 weeks of gestation. His birth weight was 2. 33 kgs and in a month he was 3. 2 kgs and In 6 weeks he is 3. 87 kgs. I am breastfeeding him as well giving him top feed 2/3 times a day. Is this weight gain Ok. please suggest

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| Sep 26, 2017

I have just gone thru your blog food for weight gain... I give my son (1 yr 5 mnts) 5 meals a day... nearly 150-180 ml bowl. Morning suji n ragi porridge ( an apple grated in it after cooking) - noon khichdi - 5 pm - 2 small elaichi bananas either plain or sometimes with oats (If only 2 plain bananas then 4 th meal i give at 6 pm - either khichdi or cerelac) finally at 8. 30-9 pm i give khichdi again. This is his food schedule. I make the khichdi at 11 am itself and put it in the fridge for his evening meal. Please suggest me if i need to make any changes. I am alone at home . I hardly get a chance a make something else besides handling him all day. Please suggest me what to do.

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| Sep 26, 2017

My son is 1 year 5 months... In July he was 10. 2 . Two days back got his weight checked it was only 10 kg. I m worried why his weight isnt increasing....

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| Sep 26, 2017

My son is 1 year 5 months... In July he was 10. 2 . Two days back got his weight checked it was only 10 kg. I m worried why his weight isnt increasing....

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| Sep 25, 2017

thank you for such an information...

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| Sep 24, 2017

very nice information

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| Sep 24, 2017

very Informative blog. not just during pregnancy, women need to take care of their diet throughout their life to deliver healthy babies. this is a very important point which should be stressed upon. thanks for sharing this useful blog!

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| Sep 23, 2017

my one month pre term baby's birth weight swas 3. 05.. she was reduced to 2. 4 and then started gaining weight. in her 2 1/2 months she was 3. 75.. is this normal.. I am only breastfeeding​..

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| Sep 21, 2017

My 3 month old daughter birth weight is 3. 75kg. In her 2nd month she was having 4. 8kg. but in 3rd month she is only 5 kg. I am giving 50 percent formula feed and remaining breast feeding. I am worried about her health condition. please help me regarding this. Thank you

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| Sep 19, 2017

very useful blog Puja, thank you so much !!

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| Sep 18, 2017

my baby boy birth weight is 3. 25and he is in 3rd month now and his weight is 5. 5is this normal??

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Madhavi, the weight of the child is on the lower side. Please read the following blog https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/7-foods-for-weight-gain-in-toddlers/2310

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Meghali and Ramya, please take advice of your paediatrician for babies' expected weight gain.

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Vanshika, you should get the weight of your baby plotted on the growth chart by your paediatrician to know the expected weight gain.

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Ratna, the weight gain of the baby as mentioned the blog also; should be double by 5 months. The pace of weight gain of your baby seems fine so don't worry.

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Jasleen, the weight gain of your baby is good, wait till the baby completes six months, to start with weaning foods.

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Dipali, Swati and Anusha, weightgain of your babies seems fine, so don't worry.

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| Jul 27, 2017

Hi Khushi, the weight gain is little less, you can read the following blog for tips on weight gain https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/7-foods-for-weight-gain-in-toddlers/2310

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| Jul 04, 2017

Hi.. my baby girl is 1 year 9 months. Her weight is 9 kg and height is 75 cm. Is she underweight? What should be her right weight. Is there any problem in future due to underweight.

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| Jul 04, 2017

My baby is of 3 months 10 days and her weight is 5. 085 gm her birth weight was 2. 5 kg. is it ok weight?

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| Jun 29, 2017

Hi.. .my baby's birth weight was 3. 2 kgs and after few days it went down to 2. 8kgs. He is 1 month 10 days old and now his weight is 3. 5 kgs. Is it normal or he is underweight ? Pls help.. m really worried. ( no formula milk given,only breastfeed)

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| Jun 27, 2017

Hi My baby is born premature at 8th month... Her birth weight is 1. 2 kgs ....Now she is 7 months and weighs 6. 5 kgs now... Is it ideal weight for her age

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| Jun 27, 2017

hi my baby weight is 6. 6kgs and she is 4 months old now. Is that a good weight. please suggest

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| Jun 26, 2017

Hi my baby girls birth weight was 3. 8 what should be the weight now as she is 6 months old. she dont take top food.

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| Jun 26, 2017

i baby girl born weight was 3 k. g after 2 month she was 4. 200 k g after dat 2 and half month she will be around 4. 700 k. g... is it ok not... from starting i give her formula nan 1..

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| Jun 21, 2017

my baby was having 2. 9 kg birth weight, now she is 6 months old and have 6. 8 weight. please advise if it is normal weight gain???

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| Jun 21, 2017

My baby girl weighed 2. 46 kg at the time of birth. She is 4 months now and is a bf baby. Her current weight is 5. 75 kg. What can I do to improve her weight? Also which foods I can add to do so and from when? Please suggest.

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| Jun 21, 2017

My babys birth weight was 3:50 n now he is 1 year old n his weight is 8:50 is it proper or not n sugest some good food to increase his weight

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| Jun 21, 2017

My babys birth weight was 3:50 n now he is 1 year old n his weight is 8:50 is it proper or not n sugest some good food to increase his weight

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| Jun 07, 2017

thank you

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| Jun 01, 2017

thank u so much for this info

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| Jun 01, 2017

Thanks for such great information. Mothers who always concern about their child's weight gain understood that weight is not ONLY factor of measuring health of a baby. Do concentrate on health not the SCALE. Thanks once again.

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| Jun 01, 2017

Thank you

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| Jun 01, 2017

My 6 month old baby girl weight is 5kg.

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| Jun 01, 2017

thanks for the information.

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| Apr 18, 2017

my baby girl is 7kgs for 8mon is it an ideal weight....

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| Apr 08, 2017

Well informative which answers all my doubts

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| Apr 03, 2017

my 11 month old baby current weight is 12 kg... is dat ok? he's a fm baby since 5months old

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| Apr 03, 2017

Very informative. ..thnqqqq

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| Mar 29, 2017

i am so relieved by this information... thank you so much

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| Mar 15, 2017

Very useful information and giving strength to parents as our children are doing well

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| Mar 14, 2017

very useful information. it helped me solved my query.

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| Mar 14, 2017

a very good information

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| Mar 14, 2017

Really informative article

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| Mar 13, 2017

thanks to give information about baby's weight.

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| Mar 13, 2017

very good information

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| Mar 13, 2017

very much reliving .... thx as I am always worried about my kids weight...

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| Mar 13, 2017

very informative thanks

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| Mar 13, 2017

very useful messege.. thnk u..

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| Mar 13, 2017

my daughter is 8kg in one year right or nt

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| Feb 04, 2017

child*

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| Feb 04, 2017

plz help my chit is undèr weight

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| Feb 03, 2017

Good to know

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| Feb 03, 2017

very good article thanks!

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| Feb 03, 2017

good one

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| Feb 03, 2017

very helpful topic thanks

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| Feb 03, 2017

superb article... thanks for sharing...

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| Feb 03, 2017

thank u it's giving a lot to every parent

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| Feb 03, 2017

nice one

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| Feb 03, 2017

hi friends, thanks for important blog... My daughter will complete one year now... her weight was 3. 2 kg at birth time... now its 6. 7 kg... but her height is growing fast it's 72cms.... just concern about her health...

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| Oct 10, 2016

Hii everyone I am new to this community My baby boy is 2 month old what should be his weight now. At the time of birth he was 2. 7 kg.

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| Sep 07, 2016

Hi,my baby girl is 2. 4 years now however her weight is still between 10 to 11 Alway. I Consult doctor but she says there is no problem.. could you please share as tips for weight gain as I tried almost all the things from your blog.

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| Sep 06, 2016

That's an amazing blog. have learnt so many things.... my daughter is 9 years old and her weight is just 18. 4 kgs. Though I was not so concerned about her weight as her height is perfect according to her age but people around me keep telling me that she is very lean .......and so on. But she is hyper active and very intelligent so I asked doctor about her weight and he also said the same thing.. so this blog is giving so much of knowledge and I want to thank you for this.

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| Aug 20, 2016

Thanks for useful information.

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| Aug 19, 2016

My baby is of 11 months, he is having milk allergy. so can I try soya milk?

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| Aug 19, 2016

hello my baby born weight is 1. 56 kg he is a preterm baby Wat is the weight chart of my baby will he grow like a normal baby as this blog said baby weight should double at 5th month.. if so my baby will be 3 kg is it correct... he is now 48days old now 2. 25 pls share weight chart

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| Aug 19, 2016

thanks for very useful blog

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| Aug 19, 2016

hi my baby was born weight bof 1. 9 i am totally worried of her please suggest good health vegetarian dishes . now she s 10 month . i am much worried of her. my in law side all compare my baby and other baby and i feel bad. please suggest me and guide me to make my baby healthy.. thank bu

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| Aug 19, 2016

Thank you for such a useful blog

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| Aug 18, 2016

Hi, my baby is 4months old and her weight is 6. 4kgs now. Her birth weight was 2. 7kgs. Plz advice what should be her height (in cms) and is current weight fine?

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| Aug 11, 2016

I loved this article. Just cleared all my doubts in one single page. My baby is gaining proper weight. But he is not so chubby. He was on exclusive breast feed for 6 months. He is 10 and half months old. Even now he drinks breast milk along with other foods like all kinds of vegetables, dals , fruits, rice, sooji, oats, raagi, Poha etc... I sometimes worry about him. I take care of very well. Still too my baby is not so chubby. My husband says he is healthy, very tall and active baby. Dont over think. He is very true.

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| Aug 11, 2016

hi my is 5 months old & her weight is 5. 5 kg her birth weight is 3. 6 kg is her weight normal ?

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| Aug 11, 2016

Its very normal that babies weight decrease in the first 10-15 days bcoz they have not figured how to use their cheeks muscles to suck breast milk. Then onwards gain weight approx. 200 g per week till completing 3 months in case of exclusive breast feeding

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| Aug 08, 2016

Hi, my baby is 5 months old and her weight is 6. 5 kg. Is her weight is normal?

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| Aug 03, 2016

hi my baby girl is one month old her birth weight is 2. 5kg after 15 days her weight came down to 2. 2kgs now baby girl is one month old and she is of 2. 5kg same birth weight is this safe... ? am breast feeding mom, we are very much afraid of her weight gain? kindly provide me feedback.

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| Aug 02, 2016

hi my baby birth weight 2. 2kg. now she complet 1mnth 24 days her weight is 3. 7kg.. is ds ok???plz ans me.

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| Aug 01, 2016

hi! my baby will complete 11 months next week. his weight is 7. 5 kg for the last 3 months. is it normal?

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| Aug 01, 2016

Hi my baby boy birth weight has 2. 5. now his Turing 3months his weight 3. 800 now. am giving breastfeeding and simlica milk trice in a day. bt he like breastfeeding only. he was not drinking that milk plz can u give me any suggestions to gain him weight plzzzz

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| Jul 31, 2016

My daughter birth weight is 3 kgs now she is turning 1yr by next week but her weight is 6. 7kgs ....am giving BF during night and Formula feed 2 times during day time and solid food like idly for b'fast and rice with dal or any veggies for lunch and nestum or cerlac for dinner am still disappointed by her weight can u help in this

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| Jul 06, 2016

Hi baby girl is 9 months.. As I am going to work, I am able to breastfeed only in morning and night. In day time, she have kichadi, cerelac ,semi solid foods made of wheat , ragi and water.. is it necessary to give formula based milk during day time. ?she is now 7. 28 kgs

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| Jun 13, 2016

hi my baby birthweight is 3. 6kg. and now shes 9 months old and her weight is 11. 6kg. is she obese baby?? as a mother i love my baby to be fatso... but that should not effect her in future.. so kindly advice me on what type of foods to be given to my baby girl.

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| Jun 13, 2016

hi my baby birthweight is 3. 6kg. and now shes 9 months old and her weight is 11. 6kg. is she obese baby?? as a mother i love my baby to be fatso... but that should not effect her in future.. so kindly advice me on what type of foods to be given to my baby girl.

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| May 25, 2016

Hello, My Baby just turn 1 Year 1 Month but she has 8KG weight even she is very Slim, Please advise what Can I or my wife do to increase her weight or health

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| Apr 08, 2016

My baby girl is 1year &1month her weight is 7. 60, is it an ideal weight or to increase wt can i give her

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| Apr 08, 2016

My baby girl is 1year &1month her weight is 7. 60, is it an ideal weight or to increase wt can i give her

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| Apr 08, 2016

My baby girl is 1year &1month her weight is 7. 60, is it an ideal weight or to increase wt can i give her

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| Apr 08, 2016

My baby girl is 1year &1month her weight is 7. 60, is it an ideal weight or to increase wt can i give her

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| Apr 01, 2016

Hello .my baby is 9 month old what is ideal weight for his age.

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| Feb 16, 2016

Hi How much weight should be gained per week after 3 months

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| Feb 15, 2016

I have question, is it is true in some cases baby not feeding....

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| Feb 15, 2016

HI..... My baby born weight is 2. 00 kg & now she is 11 month complted but her weight is 6. 00 kg . its normal?

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| Feb 04, 2016

I have a question. Is it true that a child burn calories while sucking from mothers breast. My 2 month old daughter has not put on much weight in last 15 days so the doc days its because she is wasting calories in sucking. I somehow could not believe this logic.

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| Feb 04, 2016

I have a question. Is it true that a child burn calories while sucking from mothers breast. My 2 month old daughter has not put on much weight in last 15 days so the doc days its because she is wasting calories in sucking. I somehow could not believe this logic.

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| Feb 04, 2016

@Vinita, hi, according to her birth weight she has gained good, that is tripled her birth weight.

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| Feb 03, 2016

My daughter will turn one this month end. She was 2. 2 kg when born. Now she is just around 7 KGS. Is this okay ?

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| Jan 11, 2016

@Saranvathi, Hi, you can click on this link for a blog on infant weight gain https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/a-guide-to-infant-weight-gain/622

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| Jan 09, 2016

Hi I have two twin baby boys... My younger son birth weight was less than 2 kgs ... he gained Weight slowly till 1 yr but not upto the extent of weight which is actually to be for one year old baby... pls guide me how to increase the weight of my son...

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Aarthi, Hi, a baby gains around 600-800 gm per month, so by that standard his weight gain seems fine. He should double his birth weight, that is 6. 2 kg by 5 months.

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Debaroti, Hi, ideally a baby doubles her birth weight by 5 months, which your daughter has done already at 2 months. So her weight gain seems high.

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Anindita, Hi, your son's weight is on the higher side. For your daughter, wait for another week or so. If her weight gain is still not as expected, then you should take your doctor's advice.

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Apurva, Hi, the standards for 2-3 years old boy are- weight 12. 5 kg- 14. 8 kg and height 90 cm- 98 cm.

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Aparna, Hi, the standards for 2-3 years old boy are- weight 12. 5 kg- 14. 8 kg and height 90 cm- 98 cm.

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| Dec 29, 2015

@Pallavi, Hi, you need to start with liquids and semi solids gradually in his diet. For this you can read the blog on step by step introduction of solids/weaning foods https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/baby-weaning-food-guide-4-to-7-months/567 to help infant gain weight, read the following blog https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/a-guide-to-infant-weight-gain/622

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| Dec 29, 2015

Hi.. My baby weighed 2. 8 at her birth and now she is 1 year and her weight is 6. 8 is this normal?

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| Dec 28, 2015

@Charu, Hi, you need to give protein (eggs, legumes,dals,soybean, milk products) and calcium (milk products) to help in height and weight gain.

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| Dec 28, 2015

@Arshita, Hi, you may read the following blog for tips to help in weight gain. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/a-guide-to-infant-weight-gain/622

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| Dec 28, 2015

Hi, my baby is 1. 5 months old and weighs 3. 9 kgs... his birth weight was 3. 1 , is his weight gain normal ?

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| Dec 28, 2015

My baby is 2months 9day old and he weighs 4kg 200gm. His birth weight was 2kg 149gm, is his weight is alright.... plz answer

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| Dec 25, 2015

This is really a valuable information.. My baby is 4months now. At birth she was exactly 2. 9 kgs.. We were worried about her weight. She is also having a gud height. But now am really happy to read this blog. Thanks alot..

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| Dec 25, 2015

Maam my son is 5 years 8 months weighs 26kg. Height is 4 feet. Is he obese? And secondly my daughter birth weight 2. 87. At 14 weeks she is only 4. 44 kg. Only breastfeeding. Doc is insisting on formula. Says she is majorly underweight. Please advise.

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| Dec 24, 2015

Thanks for the information My son is 2. 8 yrs old his birth weight was 2. 8 and presently he is approx 16 kg and his height is 3. 1 ,is his weight b height is normal he is a very active child and his food habbits are also ok.. he gained maximum of his weight while he was on breast feeding.. please guide height n weight proportion

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| Dec 24, 2015

Thanks for the information.. It really helps... My child is totally breast fed so she looks thin but her weight is increasing she is of 3. 5 months now...

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hii my child is 6 months old and is not gaining weight. he is on breastfeeding ,vomit out the milk,does not take any food or vegetable.

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hii my child is 6 months old and is not gaining weight. he is on breastfeeding ,vomit out the milk,does not take any food or vegetable.

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hii my child is 6 months old and is not gaining weight. he is on breastfeeding ,vomit out the milk,does not take any food or vegetable.

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hii my child is 6 months old and is not gaining weight. he is on breastfeeding ,vomit out the milk,does not take any food or vegetable.

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hii my child is 6 months old and is not gaining weight. he is on breastfeeding ,vomit out the milk,does not take any food or vegetable.

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hello mam my daughter is born With 2. 7 kg nw she has completed her nine years now her weight is 23kg nd her height is 123cm. Her parents have normal height mother is 5. 1 nd father is 5. 5. I m worried about her will she able to gain ths much. plz guide me

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| Dec 23, 2015

Hello, My daughter's birth weight is 3. 5 kg and now she is 7 and half months old but her weight is only 6. 5 kg. Could you please suggest me what I need to do for increase her weight.

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| Dec 11, 2015

@Preethi, Hi, it is 24. 5 kgs +/-10%

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| Dec 10, 2015

Mam i want to know what is the weight range for boy of 7yrs

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| Dec 05, 2015

@arshita, @punya- you may read the following blog to help in weight gain. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/a-guide-to-infant-weight-gain/622

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| Dec 03, 2015

Hello my daughter is 7 month old and she is not getting proper weight. Her birth weight is 3. 5 kg. Now she is only 6 kg from last 2 months.

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| Dec 02, 2015

My son is 14 months. His birth weight was 2. 97kg. Now he's just a little over 9 kgs. I m worried.

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| Dec 02, 2015

@Kusuma,Hi! don't worry the weight gain is good. Normally a healthy baby triples his birth weight by one year, which your son already has.

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| Dec 02, 2015

Hi, My son is a pre-matured baby, 34+ weeks Birth weight : 1. 52kg Just completed 11 months and his weight is : 7. 05kg Has he become normal (compared to full term baby)?

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| Nov 27, 2015

@Nidhi, the range of weight for 5-6 years old is 18. 6-21. 5 kgs. The range of height is 112 cm-117cm for 5-6 age group.

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| Nov 26, 2015

My daughter is 5years11months her birth weight was 2. 6kg. now she is 17. 5and height 115cm. Is she normal aacording to her height&aweigh the.

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| Oct 21, 2015

Hi, as mentioned in the blog, there is no fixed weight for infants but a range of weight. Similarly, absolute weight is not important but a baby should be gaining weight over a period of time. So if your baby is gaining, sometimes at slower or faster pace, is at double her birth weight at around 5 months and triple her birth weight at 1 year, the baby is doing fine. It could be little over or under this range but you should not worry.

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| Oct 17, 2015

Hiii my baby boy is 11 month old. At the time of birth he was 2. 4kg. now his weight is around 6. 5 kg. is it normal? I'm really worried about him.

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| Oct 16, 2015

That's a great information for few worrisome & negative mothers who constantly feel their daughter/son is underweight even when they are going well according to the length-weight growth matrix! I hope ignorance of negative mothers is defeated by such great resourceful articles! The chart for everyone's reference (birth to 36 months), I am not sure if it will be according to Indian standards, experts please verify! Girls : http://goo.gl/I4JQgk Boys: http://goo.gl/VHqnR0

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| Oct 16, 2015

My son was 3. 4kg at the time of birth and now he is 8months old and weigh 8. 8kg. Is it fine!

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| Oct 16, 2015

Hi my daughter's weight at the time of birth is 2. 85 . She is 11 months old and now her weight is 7. 5 is it ok? I am very much worried about her weight

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| Oct 16, 2015

Hi my son birth weight was 3. 32.. He is 4months old and his weight is 5. 25. Is it OK?

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| Oct 15, 2015

Hye everybody.... i m a mother of 4 months old baby girl. Her weight is 5kg only.... is it oky... shz not gaing much weight as her birth weight was 3. 4 kgs... i m worried abt her ..

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| Oct 15, 2015

Hi,my baby weight was4. 2kg at time of birth now he is 6. 8kg at 3month... it is ok?

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| Oct 15, 2015

@Lin, Hi, I totally agree with you. Unless the weight gain is too slow/high, we should not worry about it. In fact this blog has been written to bring home the point that we should not let the weight of the child bother us so much.

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| Oct 15, 2015

@Shashya,Hi normally a healthy baby triples his birth weight by one year, which your son has done by 7 months. His weight gain is at a high rate.

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi. My daughter is 2. 5yrs and she weighs jus 9. 5kgs. Is it under weight??

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi All... As a mom of five children, youngest one is 2. 3yrs, my request to all young mothers out there, please don't worry abt baby's weight as long as they are active. My older son was 2. 5kg at birth, 9kgs at age 1. He was consistently low weight until he was 11yrs, but always active. Now at 14yrs he is at a healthy weight of 50kgs, still active. The story is the same for the other four of them.

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi! My son was 3. 47 kgs at birth and he is an year old now and only weighs 9. 2 kgs. Should I be worried? His hair growth is also very light although m giving him vitamin and iron supplements.

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi.. my babys wt was 2. 8kg at birth. ..nw 7. 5 kg at 6 months is it ok??

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| Oct 14, 2015

Thank u so much for such a informative piece... my baby was 3. 250 at birth.. now he is 3. 5 months old and weighs 6. 5 kg... he us exclusively breastfed... is his weight normal...

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi my baby boy was 3 kg at birth.. He is now 7 kg at the end of 6 months. Pls advise if the weight is good enough.. His height is 65 cm now.

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| Oct 14, 2015

Hi.. My son's birth weight was 2. 7kg.. He is 7 months and is 8. 35 kg.. Is he overweight??

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| Oct 07, 2015

@meenu, Hi your daughter is gaining good weight. She has tripled her birth weight, (ideally around one year).

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| Oct 07, 2015

@Vatika, His weight is little on the higher side. Try and make him play more with toys.

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| Oct 07, 2015

@Priyanka, Hi your son is gaining weight according to norms. He has already tripled his birth weight( which is generally around one year), so don't worry.

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| Oct 04, 2015

Hi my daughter's birth weight was 2. 7kgs. she is ten months now n her weight is 8 kgs. is it an ideal weight?

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| Oct 03, 2015

My baby is 7 months. His birth weight was 3. 7kg and now he is 9kg. Is my child overweight. He is bottle feed

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| Oct 01, 2015

Hi... my son Hridaan is 11 month old... His birth weight was 2. 250kg.. and now his weight is 7. 5. is he healthy? I give him all kinds of food and fruitstuff and breastfeeding for 3 to 4 times. .still he doesn't gain wt so much. ..but he is very active. ..

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| Sep 30, 2015

@khyati, Hi don't worry as despite being twins they are individuals. They may have different metabolic rate, activity levels and may have different intake too. All these have an impact on weight.

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| Sep 30, 2015

@Manjari, Hi you may put this query on our expert corner as it has a detailed answer.

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| Sep 29, 2015

Hi i m mom of twin baby girls. They are 9 month old. Their birth weight was 2. 5 kg each. Now weight of 1 girl is 8. 75 kg and of 2 is 7. 50 kg though i m giving same food to both. Is it normal. I m bit tense abt it

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| Sep 29, 2015

My baby is 15 months old and only 7. 5 kgs. Her birth weight is 3kg. Please suggest tips to help weight gain.

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| Sep 29, 2015

My baby is 15 months old and only 7. 5 kgs. Her birth weight is 3kg. Please suggest tips to help weight gain.

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| Sep 29, 2015

@ Satya,Hi, in this case you may take advice of your paediatrician.

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| Sep 28, 2015

@Puja. Thanks puja. My concern is bcoz of weight reduction after good gain in first month. She does not latches properly sometimes becoz of which her feed time has reduced what to do.

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| Sep 28, 2015

@Satya, Hi The average weight gain is 200 grams per week during the first 3 months. Since it is average,a baby may gain lower or more than it. So don't worry.

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| Sep 28, 2015

A very informative article. Thanks for sharing. My daughter with birth weight 3. 14 gained 500gms in one week. After one month she was 5. 17 kg. 2kg in a month is it normal? She has completed her 2nd month now and she seems to reduced her weight. Please tell me is it normal or not. What is to be done. She is active, but she has reduced her feed time. Need your valuable suggestions. Thanks.

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| Sep 24, 2015

@Saidurga, He seems to have gained well. He may start sitting without support now anytime. Don't worry. At 9 months you can give him porridges, khichdi, egg yolks, banana, fruits cooked or in juice form,vegetables cooked mashed or soup form.

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| Sep 24, 2015

@Sushma, Hi your son's weight gain seems okay. At this rate he would double his birth weight by 5 months, which is according to the norms. If your milk production is getting low, you need too take care your diet.

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| Sep 24, 2015

Hi there, my baby is premature nd the birth weight is 1. 45kg,now he is in to his 9th month nd the weight was 6. 25kg. nd he is a support sitter.... is that normal for these baby. please suggest me advice in food nd milestone improvement... Thank u Sai

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| Sep 23, 2015

Hi, m a new mommy to this blog... my son is nw 4. 5 mnths old... wn hd a last follow up in d mnth of 3. 5 he was 5. 76kgs... his birth weight was 3. 24... i really fl dt my son is gaining weight sometimes n at times fl dt he lost his weight wn i take him in hands.... als frm last week seems dt my milk production is low.... kindly help...

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| Sep 21, 2015

@Venkata, Hi, according to his birth weight, his weight seems okay for his age. To helps him increase his weight give more of these foods, whole milk, paneer, cheese, eggs/fish/poultry (if non vegeetarian habits), dals, beans, powdered almonds, walnuts, dates, raisins, banana, mango , cheeku, potato, sweet potato etc.

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| Sep 21, 2015

@Dhara,@Punmi, your babies seem to be gaining well. By 5 months babies should double their birth weight.

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| Sep 19, 2015

Hi,Our baby is premature and birth weight is 1. 2kg. Now its 1 year 1 month and still 7. 1kgs. He is not gaining weight for past 6 months,but hez very active and we try to give all solid healthy food,but still wight gain doesnt happen. Please advise

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| Sep 18, 2015

Hi !! My 2. 5 month baby has a reflux problem .he is on breastfeeding and formula both as he does not gain enough weight on breastfeed alone. he has cold since 10 days. He has not gained enough weight in last 2 weeks ... Plz help regarding what to do with cold n also about weight gain.. He was born 3. 2 kg and is 5 kg right now

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| Sep 18, 2015

Hiee my baby is 3 months old n weigh around 6. 5 kgs is he weighin properly..

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| Sep 17, 2015

@Deepthi, Hi your baby has gained well according to norms. This means her growth pattern is satisfactory.

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| Sep 16, 2015

Hi, My baby was a premature baby and her weight was 1. 74 kg when she was born.. Now she is 4 months kid and her weight is 3. 95 kg .. Is that ok . I am really tensed whether her weight is ok.

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| Sep 14, 2015

@Juhi, your baby's weight gain is good according to his age. Please don't worry about this little weight loss due to cough, which is natural. The babies bounce back soon to their weights once they are okay.

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| Sep 14, 2015

@Biny, Hi your son's weight gain seems slower for the second year. It can be made better.

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| Sep 11, 2015

Very useful information... my baby is 1 yr old and his weight is 7. 8.. i was very worried about his weight.. but after reading this article.. i m feeling relax... thnku so much for this information..

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| Sep 11, 2015

Hi puja, your article is a real mental ice breaker. Every time my 19 month old son becomes sick my heart will go for a toss not just for reviving him of the illness but on the dilemma how to get his weight back on track. His birth weight was 3kg and as i weighed him on his19th month he is 9. 9kg. Hope that is an average weight for this age group and i wouldn have to worry to the extent my neighbours and relatives term my baby as lean and skinny:(

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| Sep 11, 2015

Very nice article. My baby was born at 2. 6kg and now at 7. 5 months he weighs 7. 7kg. He is very tall so looks very thin. He had some cough for 10 days, wherein he lost 200grams. Is it something to worry about? I read babies should never lose weight. He is on formula and eats solids 3x.

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| Sep 11, 2015

@Kamna, Hi There is no need to worry. Though your baby was born with lower weight than average her growth and weight gain is good. According to norms her she must have tripled her birth weight that is 5. 4 kgs and in second year average weight gain for entire year is 2. 5 kgs maximum, which is 7. 9 kgs. So at 21 months your daughter is 9 kgs.

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| Sep 10, 2015

Hi everyone .... I have just login to this amazing platform to share thoughts n worries . My baby is 9 kg and her age is 21 months ... After going through I m tensed... Her birth weight was 1. 8 kg... Her height is 77 cm.. Please let me know what should I do

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| Sep 10, 2015

Thanks a lot for this usefull information....

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| Sep 09, 2015

Very informative.

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| Sep 09, 2015

Thank u so much for this information and i feel proud now that i have maintained my breastfeeding with my kid till 2 years with no bottle but given spoon feeding and normal solids nd he is having absolutely correct weight according to his height

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| Sep 08, 2015

Thanks a lot for this useful information , it gives correct information a bout the growth of Indian babies

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| Sep 08, 2015

A good insight for parents who r worrisome for weight gain. thank u

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| Sep 08, 2015

Very useful information

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| Sep 08, 2015

Thanks alot for the valuable information as I ws concerned from past 3 months about my 5 month baby.

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| Sep 08, 2015

Very well put! One note important thing, the growth of the child is not just restricted to weight gain and height gain. Head circumference growth is also important, your pediatrician would be knowing this!

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