3 Weeks Baby Weight Is 2.8 Kg. Is It Normal?
Afternoon doctor, my child was born when 37 weeks 1 day with a normal birth and weight of 2,985 kg, a week after that the control at the Puskesmas and his weight fell to 2,615 kg and was declared yellow then referred to the hospital for bilirubin check 17 and treated with blue light for 5 days with the final result of bilirubin 8. r nA week after the drug sequest was given, thank God her weight has gone up again to 2.8 kg but the chaps are yellow 4-5 times a day. R nAt age 3 This week, I see my child’s BB is still lacking, her cheeks are still thin. R nIs it the effect of jaundice or does it take a long time to develop? So her BB has been increasing for a long time. R nOn the 10th of this month, I will control again, hopefully her BB can increase according to her growth.
We understand your concern. Normal baby weight around 2.5-4 kg. Babies generally lose weight during the first few days. This condition is generally normal and harmless. The baby's weight will return to like at birth starting at around 2 weeks of age.
The condition of a yellow baby, lack of nutrition, diarrhea, and certain infections can affect the baby's weight. For now, if your baby's BB isn't back to how it was at birth, you should keep up the spirit and don't be too stressed. You can continue to breastfeed your baby as much as 8-12x / day or as much as the baby wants. Make sure the baby's nutrition is fulfilled and the baby is sufficiently breastfed.
Don't forget to also carry out routine controls with the pediatrician on the set schedule. If the baby has certain symptoms or complaints, you can take it to the pediatrician before the control schedule.
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