7 Month Old Child Weighs Only 6 Kg?
Hello.rnI am Ima, from Surabaya.rnI have a question. My son is 7 months old and his weight is very small, only 6 kg. Previously it was normal, but the 3 month walk began to decline. At the age of 3 months, my son was sick. The bumps are filled with pus and blood. Check, the doctor said cow’s milk allergy. I gave soy formula, and the breast milk was still running. My question is, I should give what kind of way, so that my child has a normal weight. My child should be able to sit at that age. But this is not yet. Even though my child always eats out and is hooked. However, BB is still the same.rnPlease enlighten me.rnThank yournWassalamualaikum.
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When they are 7 months old, a boy normally weighs between 7.4 and 9.3 kg, and a girl baby between 6.7 and 8.9 kg. There are many factors that can cause a baby to weigh less than his age benchmark, including:
History of premature birth or LBW (low birth weight)
Malnutrition, including also due to improper milk supply
Having a disease, such as diarrhea, vomiting, tuberculosis, cancer, and so on
If you are still able to give breast milk, you should not need to give additional milk to your child, especially if he is not even 1 year old. Giving milk that is not right can actually make it difficult for your child's digestive tract to absorb the nutrients contained in it. This condition may be one of the factors that are not optimal for your baby's growth.
Instead, focus on increasing the quality and quantity of your breast milk. The trick is to breastfeed the baby as often as possible directly from the breast and express milk when not being breastfed. Make sure you drink enough and consume lots of healthy and nutritious food. Don't be too stressed or tired.
And, since your baby is now 7 months old, accompany breastfeeding with healthy, nutritious, and age-appropriate complementary foods (MPASI). Feed him 2 to 3 times a day and vary the menu. Also give the baby healthy snacks, such as cut fruit or special baby cookies that do not contain sugar, salt, or flavoring.
Not sitting at the age of 7 months is not necessarily an abnormality. The ability to sit can still be considered normal is achieved between the ages of 5 to 9 months. Most importantly, continue to stimulate your child's development by actively inviting him to play and move.
To optimize treatment, in addition to carrying out the tips above, also check your baby directly to a pediatrician. Chances are, the doctor will carry out supporting tests, such as the Mantoux test or blood test to assess other possible causes that could cause delays in your baby's growth and development. .
Pay attention to the child's weight
7 month old baby
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah