Feeding The Baby?
want to ask, my child didn’t even get fat but when he started eating his body was small, why didn’t he?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. It's common sense, when you consume other nutrients besides breast milk, the baby's weight should increase more rapidly because as adults, it is difficult for us to live healthy with an ideal body weight only by consuming milk. But the reality is not the case.
There are various factors that must be considered. One of them is eating. When you start to know solid food, the transition period can be very hard to live. Children are lazy to chew, lazy to eat, fussy, and various other obstacles that make the portion he eats actually not too much. That is why, after 6 months, which was introduced was MPASI, or complementary food for breast milk, not a substitute for breast milk. That is, these foods only accompany it, but the milk is still there. If the child is lazy to eat and so forth, breast milk can sustain weight gain. If what happens to your child he has started to consume other but still in small amounts, it is natural if his impression shrinks because his weight gain is inappropriate.
Another factor is the growth and development itself. It could be that your child is in a condition where growth is fast, which is not accompanied by the same rapid weight gain, which causes growth to appear smaller. Even at the age of 6 months, he is certainly more active than when he was 3 or 4 months old. He is more often chattering, crawling to and fro, and doing various activities. This certainly makes the body burn more calories, which makes weight gain even more difficult.
The next factor, is certain medical conditions. Babies can experience canker sores, teething, infections, or digestive disorders that make their appetite reduced. This also relates to the portion of food it consumes. So as we said before, despite consuming other nutrients, it is still lacking for him.
Apart from all that, we can not be sure which is the most representative of your child's condition. Because there may also be other factors beyond this, such as what foods other than breast milk have been given to your child, whether the presentation is correct or not, and so forth. This is because we do not have your child examined directly. We don't even know your child's exact age. Therefore, to be more certain, you should also consult your child's problems with the pediatrician, so that you can find out through a series of history, physical examination and support, what he actually experienced and what is the best treatment.
Meanwhile, understand the sequence of introducing good and correct MPASI, keep breastfeeding with MPASI, be patient if your child refuses food, stay away from the sick, and consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.