Baby’s Weight At 4 Months Reaches 10kg, Is It Obese?
At night … I want to ask … My baby was born weighing 2.5 kg. Now she is 4.5 months old and weighs 10 kg. Full of breast milk … I’m afraid my baby is obese? What do you think of the doctor? Do I have to worry about my child’s weight? Because the kms chart has crossed the yellow line. Thanks
Hello Novin, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
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Based on your story, your child is 4.5 months old and currently weighs 10kg. Is your child obese? Here is my explanation.
According to the standard weight for age for children aged 4-5 months with your child's body weight of 10 kg, your child is classified as having excessive nutrition. Here is a graph of child development by age. There are differences between men and women. To determine the criteria for obesity, doctors need data on your baby's body weight and body length, which will then be calculated by a BMI (body mass index) which will later be compared with the age / age of the baby.
Babies who get breast milk tend to be bigger than those who get PASI (Complementary Breast Milk), especially in the first 6 months. So you do not worry, continue to give exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months. Management of obesity in infants is not by stopping breastfeeding. Babies are still experiencing a process of growth and development that requires all the many nutrients that are suitable for their age and balanced composition.
Right now what you can do is:
Continue to provide exclusive breastfeeding, until the age of 6 months and accompanying food thereafter. To prevent obesity, it is done by increasing physical activity by putting the baby in a prone position (tummy time) which can increase activity so that a lot of energy comes out. If later obesity continues, consult a pediatrician / clinical nutrition specialist. So many answers from me, hopefully enough.
Thank you and good luck always :)