Can Early Feeding Be Given If The Baby Weighs Only A Little Each Month?

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every posyandu monthly from the age of 3m to 4m, 4mn to 5mn the bb only goes up 4ons, so what should I do because 2mn to 3m yesterday went up to 1.5kg. It’s been 5 months or more than 11 days, can you give me food?

1 Answer:

Hello Dinanovi,


Thank you for the question.

It should be clarified, at this time, how much does your baby weigh? And how much did he weigh at birth? Is your baby born full term?


The greater the age of the baby, the baby's weight gain will no longer be as significant as a child. Usually, in the first 1 to 3 months, the baby's weight gain can range from 600 to 1000 grams each month. Meanwhile, at the age of 3 to 6 months, weight gain is generally only around 400 to 700 grams each month.


With regard to the condition of your baby, without knowing how exactly your baby's weight was at birth, and how much is his current weight, of course we are not authorized to assess whether the condition is still normal or not. But normally, if your baby is now 5 months 11 days old, his optimal body weight should range from 5.6 to 9.2 kg.


If your baby's weight is currently still in the normal range as mentioned earlier, it seems that his weight does not increase dramatically as a child does not always have to worry about. You need to worry if your baby's weight is less than the normal benchmarks we mentioned above. If this is the case, it could be that your baby's condition arises because of a history of being born with LBW (low birth weight), history of being born prematurely, a history of severe illness in his early life that requires him to undergo intensive care in hospital, inadequate nutrient intake, indigestion , or other chronic diseases (such as chronic bronchitis, tuberculosis, congenital heart disease).


If you find a second condition in your baby, it's good that you do not carelessly give early MPASI (before 6 months) without consulting first to the doctor. Worried, giving MPASI too early can actually make digestion more disrupted, thus making your baby experience severe vomiting or diarrhea, which can further reduce his weight. First check with your baby to the doctor or pediatrician to find the best solution according to his condition. What needs to be done now:

Increase the quality and quantity of breast milk by drinking a lot, eating a variety of balanced nutritious foods, don't stress, regularly milking and breastfeeding your baby
Feed your baby's milk every 2-3 hours, don't just wait for it to ask
Do not carelessly feed and drink other than breast milk (before the baby is even 6 months) without doctor's advice
Keep the baby's surroundings clean, away from cigarette smoke and pollution
Give the baby a complete immunization
Control your baby's regular growth and development every month to the nearest health facility

Hope this helps ...

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