Table 1. Basal Energy Needs for Infants and Children

Age 1 wk to 10 mo
Age 11 to 36 mo
Age 3 to 16 yr
Metabolic Rate
Metabolic Rate
Metabolic Rate
Weight
(kcal/day)
Weight
(kcal/day)
Weight
(kcal/day)
(kg)
Male or Female
Male
Female
(kg)
Male
Female
3.5
202
9.0
528
509
15
859
799
4.0
228
9.5
547
528
20
953
898
4.5
252
10.0
566
547
25
1046
996
5.0
278
10.5
586
566
30
1139
1092
5.5
305
11.0
605
586
35
1231
1190
6.0
331
11.5
624
605
40
1325
1289
6.5
358
12.0
643
624
45
1418
1387
7.0
384
12.5
662
646
50
1512
1486
7.5
410
13.0
682
665
55
1606
1584
8.0
437
13.5
701
684
60
1699
1680
8.5
463
14.0
720
703
65
1793
1776
9.0
490
14.5
739
722
70
1886
1874
9.5
514
15.0
758
741
75
1980
1973
10.0
540
15.5
778
760
10.5
566
16.0
797
782
11.0
593
16.5
816
802