14 Month Old Baby Weighs Only 9 Kilos?
my son is now 14 months old but his weight is only 9.5 kg.. is that normal?rnMy child after eating he will immediately defecate, maybe only 5 minutes after eating, he will definitely want to eat whatever it is, eating heavy or fruit is the same, so if for example he eats 3x, then he will defecate 3x too, eat 4x, then he will defecate 4xrnUnless he drinks milk he doesn’t go to defecate immediatelyrnWhat do you think?
Hello, Mona Rosadhi, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
To see the baby has normal growth or not, there are several indicators that must be seen, namely age, gender, weight, and length/height. These data are needed to see the normal growth of babies through the KMS chart (card to health) or the growth chart from WHO. Mothers should understand how to read and use a child's growth chart. Find out about how to read the graph at the nearest health worker, so you know how to monitor your child's growth. The KMS chart can be seen in the MCH handbook (mother and child health).
According to the KMS weight chart (card towards healthy) and the WHO weight growth chart for age (W/U), a 14-month-old baby boy who weighs 9.5 kg is still in the normal category (not malnourished). However, the growth of the baby or child should always be monitored. If at each of the recommended measurements the child does not gain weight by 2 times in a row, an examination by a doctor must be carried out to see if the child is sick or has growth problems. Recommended child growth and development monitoring:
1. Infants 0-12 months are recommended to be monitored every month
2. Children 12-24 months are recommended to be monitored every 3 months
3. Children from 24-72 months are recommended to be monitored every 6 months
Monitoring can be done at the posyandu, puskesmas, or the nearest doctor.
Children often defecate can be caused by several things, for example diarrhea due to infection or inflammation of the intestines or an increase in bowel movements due to consumption of certain foods. Diarrhea is defined as defecation more than 3 times a day with a consistency/density that is more watery/soft than usual. Frequent defecation can also affect what he eats, if the food is high in fiber then he will defecate more often. If frequent defecation causes the child to lose weight, is in poor nutritional status, or there are other symptoms such as loose stools, mucus, blood, fever, abdominal pain, and weakness, immediately consult your doctor.
The following is an article about normal weight in children, maintaining a child's weight, and children's growth and development starting from healthy digestion, which can be read for additional information.
That's it, I hope it's useful.
Regards, dr. Sarah Rizqia.