Difficult Child Weight Gain?
At night, my son is 6.5 months old but he weighs 6.6 kg, each weighs only 2 pounds … at the same time eating bananas. How so that the weight goes up more, because the increase is always economical. ??
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The baby's weight is less than it should indicate the baby's nutritional intake is not enough. Just like adults, babies need nutritional intake including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It's just that the levels are not as much as adults. The baby's needs will increase with age. When the baby is less than 6 months old, the baby's nutritional needs are sufficient just by giving ASI, but after the age of 6 months the baby already needs additional nutritional intake from food, called MPASI (complementary feeding).
Some things you should consider in giving a baby MPASI, namely:
1. The baby is 6 months old or has shown readiness to receive MPASI.
2. MPASI given must meet the 4 star nutritional criteria, namely carbohydrates, animal and vegetable protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. For example, rice (a source of carbohydrates), fish (a source of animal protein), tofu (a source of vegetable protein), carrots (a source of vitamins and minerals) and give 1-2 drops of olive oil to foods that the baby will eat as a good source of fat.
3. The MPASI menu must vary every day.
4. Give the type of food that is healthy and fresh.
5. Cook and serve food cleanly.
6. Don't make it a habit to give babies food that has been reheated, because the nutritional content has been damaged due to heating.
7. Read more about MPASI here. You can also read about the type of texture, dose and frequency of baby food according to age in the article.
So, your baby's nutrition is not enough just to be given a banana. In addition, you should try to improve the quality of breast milk. For that, you must eat more servings than usual with high nutritional content. Eat lots of vegetables, fruit and water. You should consume milk, you can have any milk, especially milk for nursing mothers if you like.
Consult with your pediatrician if you have improved the way of giving MPASI and have tried to improve the quality of breast milk but the baby's weight gain is still not as it should be. The doctor will examine the baby to find out the cause. If necessary, the doctor will give the baby formula milk that suits the baby's needs to gain weight.
Thus hopefully useful.