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How To Gain Weight And Height Of A Toddler? 2

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: How to gain weight and height of a toddler? 2 years and 10 months old. Weight 12.8kg Height 89cm
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (32 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly give few more details

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your query and understand your concern

For getting a more clear picture and advise accordingly kindly give me few more details:

1: what was his birth weight
2: Whether he was born at term or early
3: What is his parents height I mean both mothers and fathers

Kindly get back with these details so that I can guide you better
Regards, Dr Aslam
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (28 days later)
birth weight 3.3 kg
term
mother 150cm
father 180cm
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Answered by Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK (40 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need not worry much

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thank you for the details given

His weight for age is between 3rd and 50th percentile(just enough)
Height for age is also between 3rd and 50th percentile(just enough)
Weight for height is between 50th and 99th percentile(enough)

This means that, his weight and height is a bit on the lower side considering his age, but weight is enough considering his height. In other words, lower weight is caused by a shorter height.

Considering his parents height, he is growing as expected and not too short. We take short stature as significant and investigate when height is lower than 3rd percentile. Here is is just above 3rd- so we need not worry much at this point.

Now, what we can do to improve:

1. Maintaining a good nutrition is the most important thing- ensure a balanced diet with enough vitamins and minerals. A protein source(egg/meet/pulses/dairy) and green leafy vegetables/fruits should be there in all the meals. Adding some oil/ghee will help to increase the calorie density of diet.

2. Screen for anemia and hypothyroidism - by doing a blood tests( CBC, TSH). If anything abnormal, this can be easily treated and will reflect in his growth rate.

3. We can reassess after 6 months to see the trend and decide regarding further plan.

I hope this answer will help
If you need further clarification, I will be happy to do
Regards, Dr Aslam

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How To Gain Weight And Height Of A Toddler? 2

Brief Answer: Kindly give few more details Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your query and understand your concern For getting a more clear picture and advise accordingly kindly give me few more details: 1: what was his birth weight 2: Whether he was born at term or early 3: What is his parents height I mean both mothers and fathers Kindly get back with these details so that I can guide you better Regards, Dr Aslam