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Posted by Jan on July 10, 2000 at 04:20:02:

In Reply to: Very slow weight gain in ds child..... posted by Sarah on July 09, 2000 at 16:40:16:

: my daughter is 21 months old and has ds.she has not gained any weight in the last few months at all!I feed her and feed her but she only gets taller and her weight never changes.the doctors aren't worried but I can't help it.she weighs 22 lbs.has anyone else experienced this?

My daughter is 4 and weighs 15 kg (33 pounds). She has a good covering, but is slim.

If the doctors aren't worried, I wouldn't be too concerned as too much weight is not good. It may be her individual metabolism or what you feed her - what is her typical diet? Also she may be very active.

My little girl was very underweight til she was about a year old but that was because she had major heart problems, then surgery, feeding problems etc.


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