Are Babies Born With Excess Weight Still At Risk Of Stunting?
, if babies born with BB less can risk stunting but what about BB babies born more than normal can also be at risk of stunting?
Hello Ms. Praise,
The definition of stunting is when a child's height is shorter than a child his age. The measure of current stunting is the WHO growth curve, when height is less than -2 standard deviations.
Stunting is a short body caused by lack of nutrition, recurrent infections, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation. This is often associated with a lack of nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child's life, starting from the fetus to the age of 2 years. The long-term impact is that in addition to being short, it is also at risk of experiencing an IQ that is less than a few points from its maximum potential, obesity, and other diseases such as heart disease and blood vessels in the future.
Short because of course stunting is different if short is due to genetics or other things such as hormonal disorders or it could be because of CDGP (constitutional delay in growth and puberty). Therefore, examining a pediatrician is very important if your child is found to be out of growth in accordance with his curve or under the standard height or weight.
A baby who is underweight, normal or overweight remains at risk of stunting if the nutrition is inadequate. The baby's birth weight is more if during the first 6 months of poor breastfeeding then inadequate MPASI can still cause stunting. Stunting can also be caused by diseases that are experienced and not handled properly, such as anemia, tuberculosis, UTIs, impaired food absorption, and so forth. These diseases can initially cause a decrease in appetite or metabolic disorders so that weight becomes difficult to increase, then over time his height becomes obstructed.
Every month, monitor your baby's weight and height using the WHO or KMS curves from the posyandu. If it does not go up according to the curve, flat or down, you should immediately consult a pediatrician yes ma'am.