3 Month Baby Growth?
Good morningrnI want to consult about child development.rnMy baby is a girl, 3 months old. Born with a weight of 2.5kg and a length of 45.5cm.rnIn the first month his body weight only increased to 3.1kg and a length of 48cm. The second month rose to 3.8kg and 52cm long. And in the third month his weight is 4.4 kg with a length of 54 cm.rnIs my baby’s growth and development normal? Because my baby looks smaller than other babies’ age.rnBesides that, my baby always has a bowel movement every time she feeds. So you can defecate 8 times a day. My baby is exclusively breastfed. Does my baby have diarrhea? Does my diet affect my baby’s bowel pattern? For example spicy food, etc.rnThank you.rnrnGreetingsrnAmelia
Hello Amelia, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
In the first 6 months, a baby's weight will normally increase by 140-200 grams per week or approximately 560-800 grams per month and his body length will increase by approximately 1.5-2.5 centimeters per month. Your child's weight and length gain are still within the normal range, so your child's growth can still be said to be normal. You can also do more accurate monitoring by using the child's growth curve found on your child's health card. If your child's growth curve goes up well following the normal growth curve (the curve doesn't flatten or even decreases), then your child's growth can be said to be normal.
The size of each baby can indeed vary depending on genetics (influence from parents), and the size of the baby at birth. Therefore the growth of the baby can not be compared between one baby with another baby. Objective growth measurements were carried out using the growth curve of each child.
Babies who are exclusively breastfed normally can defecate 3 times a day until every time the baby drinks breast milk. The average frequency of babies who are exclusively breastfed can be more than babies who are fed formula milk. The frequency of this baby's bowel movements does not indicate that your baby has diarrhea. You can pay attention, if your baby seems calm, does not have fever, fuss, vomiting, difficulty drinking, no blood in the stool, or other disturbances, then the frequency of 8 times per day is a normal frequency for your child. . The defecation of breastfed babies (especially the color and consistency) is strongly influenced by the mother's diet. But in general, the difference in color and consistency of this CHAPTER is not a dangerous thing for your baby. Eating spicy food while breastfeeding will also not cause diarrhea in the baby. Eating spicy foods will only add variety to your breast milk and help your baby accept food when it's time for the baby to receive complementary foods.
If you have certain concerns about your baby's growth and development, you can also ask your child's doctor or midwife directly so that a direct examination of your baby can be carried out.
That's all the information from me, hopefully it's enough to answer
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