Is my daughter's weight normal?
Q: My daughter is 17 months old. She passes stools 3 to 4 times daily. It's not watery or hard, but every time she takes her feed, she empties her bowel. Is this okay? I'm still bottlefeeding her. How long can I continue? I'm afraid that once I stop feeding, my daughter won't get adequate milk. She weighs 10 kgs and is an active child. Could you tell me the amount of milk and solid food that should be given to a child of her age?
A:It's okay to pass stool after feeding. But a weight of 10 kgs is too less for a 17 months old. Please get her haemoglobin tested. If its low then one needs to assess her caloric intake and rule out malabsorption.