1 Year Olds Lose Weight?
I want to ask my child to be 1 year and 2 months but why does his weight always go up and down between 7 to 8 kg, even though his child is active, but he always has less
Source: KMS and KMS 2
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The weight of a 14-month-old child can be determined by the malnutrition of a child's weight check and confirmation by looking at the child's growth and development chart on the health card (KMS) of the Posyandu. Thus, if you make regular visits to the posyandu, then you will know your child's weight graph, so that the posyandu officer can provide input and provide support related to your child's nutrition and your child's weight.
If your child's weight is currently around 7 kg -8 kg at 14 months, then when viewed on KMS (male), your child's weight condition is included in the yellow graph area at the bottom, which means that Your child is underweight and needs to be watched out not to approach the red area. Weight graphs of children entering the yellow area below show the status of poor nutritional intake, poor nutritional balance so that the child's weight becomes less. (In KMS girls, 7 kg in the yellow area)
In children with poor nutritional status, there can be a risk of causing several side effects, such as:
1. The child's growth and development is disrupted
2. child looks thin
3. the immune system is easily degraded, making it easy to get sick with colds, coughs, or other diseases
Some of the conditions below can trigger a child's weight is less than ideal or not ideal:
1. Poor nutrition
2. Children's sleep needs are less balanced
3. the child is often sick or if the child is ill takes a long time to recover
4. underlying disease, such as TB infection, non-specific lung infection, thyroid disorders, or digestive disorders
You should start evaluating your child's nutritional intake, especially if you say that your child's food intake is always lacking. This is the first step that must be controlled and corrected, so that the nutritional and energy needs of the child are balanced to achieve good weight. Consider what factors influence a child's eating habits are lacking, such as:
1. food menu
2. meal time
3. busy parents
4. food variations
5. additional food that can be given
Thus, if some of the things above affect a child's weight, then you should start to consider the time and variety of foods that help increase your child's appetite. Establish eating habits with balanced nutrition early on, will help your child's growth and development go well.
However, if indeed you feel difficulties related to the child's eating habits or nutritional needs of children, you can consult a pediatrician and / or a nutritionist. The doctor will conduct evaluations, interviews, physical examinations and supporting examinations to find out whether there are other diseases that affect your child's weight that is less than ideal. If no special medical problems are found, the doctor can provide recommendations for good care and nutrition for your child.
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