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Dr. Y. Vasavada
Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 3325
Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I am concerned about my baby’s weight. It was difficult for

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Hello,I am concerned about my baby’s weight. It was difficult for her to put on weight at the beginning (at one month she was still below her birth weight). Now she is 15 weeks and she is putting an average of 11g per day which seem quite low.. she is drinking 4 time a day 220ml of formula. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 month ago.
Hi, yes please give formula at least every 3 hours, with a night feed too. Please give details of any tests done, actual birthday weight and present one. Formula may be enriched each time with melted butter or refined coconut oil.
Good luck.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No tests done. Birth weight was 4kg and present one is 5.37 kg
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 month ago.
By 5 mo, must double the birth weight
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do you think I should call my GP then?
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 month ago.
B.wt bit on excessive side. Do get maternal diabetes mellitus ruled out.
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 1 month ago.
Simple tests like routine & culture of urine, hemoglobin required.