Babies Lose Weight When They Have Difficulty Defecating?
, my child is 6 months and less a week … and thank God I am full breastfeeding … what I want to ask is the last thing I want to ask is her weight lost 400 grams, her birth weight is 3.6 … and now she weighs 7.4 … I often offer to drink but refuse .. why huh? but he’s just happy, happy, really .. don’t you really want to drink? because my baby is also having a hard time, and lastly I gave anti-fungal medication to her tongue … did it affect that? thank you in advance .. have a good day 🙂
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Infants up to 6 months of age should gain approximately 140 to 200 grams per week. At this age, the baby's weight must not increase or decrease. If there is a baby's weight loss, it needs to be analyzed more deeply to find the cause. The following are some of the possible causes of weight loss in babies:
Lack of milk intake
The baby is experiencing acute illness (for example teething, cold cough, ear infection, diarrhea, etc.)
Babies have chronic infections such as tuberculosis
There are other diseases in babies such as thyroid hormone disorders, congenital heart disease, certain genetic diseases, etc.
In the case of weight loss in babies, you should take your baby to the pediatrician for further tests. You will be asked about breastfeeding your baby, how many times you breastfeed, how long does the baby feed, does your baby urinate and defecate in sufficient quantities (babies not defecating can also be caused by insufficient drinking), whether there are other symptoms experienced by babies, contact with tuberculosis sufferers, and so on. His pediatrician will also perform a physical examination of your baby, as well as additional examinations if necessary.
If your baby is already showing signs of readiness to eat (solids), your pediatrician may also suggest giving complementary foods before the baby is 6 months old. Consult your child's doctor first before you start giving complementary foods to your baby. We recommend that before giving certain drugs to children (including antifungal drugs), consult your pediatrician first.
If it is only due to reduced drinking, you can try the following ways to make your child want to drink more breast milk:
Give breast milk when the baby just wakes up (so that the baby does not fall asleep while drinking breast milk)
Give breast milk when the baby is not fussy
Give breast milk before the baby is too hungry
Feed your baby in a dark and quiet room so that the baby is not distracted or distracted by sound or light or certain toys
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