Difficulty Gaining Weight In 1 Year Old?
Doctor, I want to ask at the age of 8 bb 7.9 bb 7.10 bb 7.2. months to 1 year bb always goes up but after 1 year it’s more than a month until now 15 months old it’s hard to go up.rnYesterday in March I had bb 8 kg now in April, even 7.3 bb.rnEven though I eat diligently, I always give fish, vegetables, spinach, etc., eggs too.rnBut he really doesn’t want to give formula milk, just breast milk.rnHe is also active a lot .rnThank God he doesn’t get sick easily.rnrnBut I’m confused as to why his weight doesn’t rise properly.rnSometimes when he eats too much he goes straight to chapter.rnChapter every day is normal or not, right? rnPlease explain the doctor. thank you
Hello Mother Tri
When your child's weight doesn't seem like other kids' weight, or isn't gaining enough weight, don't worry too much. Because after all, the metabolic process of each individual is different, as long as the child remains active and agile and does not get sick easily, your child is most likely in a healthy condition.
However, there are several things that need to be considered even though the child looks healthy because it is agile, active, and does not get sick easily. Namely whether this weight deviates very far from the normal value or not. According to guidelines from the Indonesian Ministry of Health, the ideal weight for boys aged 15 months is 10.3 kg, while for girls is 9.6 kg. Therefore, if a child is 15 months old with a body weight of only 7.3 kg, it will be considered malnourished if the sex is male, while if the female is under the category of malnutrition.
Various problems can arise in children who are included in the category of poor nutrition, such as impaired growth and development (both physical and thinking abilities), susceptible to disease, to the occurrence of health problems and organ disorders if allowed to continue. So even though there are no symptoms yet, the mother should take her child to the doctor or to the nearest health center so that further studies can be carried out to find out whether the cause of weight gain or even decrease, whether there is a certain medical condition that causes the occurrence of difficulty gaining weight. This is what needs to be obtained more information, so that doctors can provide the best treatment and solution for the situation experienced by your child.
A related article to read is “Start Paying Attention to 1-Year-Old Children's Food
Hope it is useful