Infant and Newborn Care

    Hi doctor My niece she's 4 years old. i feel she's under weight. every one hour she'll be eating but she's not gaining weight is it a bad sign? ... more

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    DR Rajath Athreya Dec 9 2017

    Many a parent feels their kid is underweight. We come in all shapes and sizes and so do kids. There is a range of weight and height at each age which is normal. Your pediatrician will plot her growth on graphs and explain that to you.
    Children of her age should have set meal timings. Usually three + one snack time. I would strongly advise not to offer anything in between apart from water.
    And as grown ups we need to lead by example make sure as a family we eat healthy and sensibly too.