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Hi,

My son is now 2.5 months old. His weight is about 7.1kg and his height is 61cm.

Many people told me he is now over-weight. Is this true?

His birth weight is 3.845kg and birth length is 49cm.

My son is now on breastfeeding (direct feeding) & formula (3oz) every 3 hourly.

Please advise! Should I watch out on his feedings? Should I change his formula?

Thanks!

Asked by Jessica - Posted 6 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 15 hours, 15 minutes ago.

Dear Jessica,

Your baby’s birth weight is slightly above the average birth weight of most of the newborns. His current body weight is still slightly above the median/average body weight for his age. His body length is appropriate for his age. By definition, he is not obese or over-weight according to the Who Health Organization growth chart. He will be over-weight if his current body weight is more than 7.5 kg.

To avoid overfeeding which may potentially lead to overweight, I suggest that you may stop adding formula ( or try to reduce the quantity/frequency of formula feeding ) to your baby after breastfeeding if you think your baby is getting adequate breast milk from you. You probably do not need to change the formula at this moment.

Thank you.

Dr Pong Kwai Meng
FRCP(Glasg), FRCP(Edin), MRCP(UK), MRCPCH,
MBBS(Mal), M.Med.(Paeds), AM
Full registration No.: 30451
Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist

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