Growth And Development In Children Aged 3 Years?
my daughter is 3 years old 4 months with bb 10.8 kg. Does it make sense that malnutrition is still lacking or is still normal, because my child eats hard just milk and just snacking. because grandmother and father are also small bad body can not be fat, even the father is only 43kilo with height 165
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Weight 10.8 kg for children aged 3 years and 4 months is indeed below the bottom red line in the growth curve, meaning that the weight is very less for his age and included in malnutrition. Measuring height and head circumference should also be carried out to know more clearly the nutritional status of your child.
Basically genetics can indeed affect a child's skinny or overweight, but if the body weight is far below normal based on his age or his weight does not increase either following the growth curve, then the child's nutrition is indeed questionable. Children need nutrition from a complete diet consisting of carbohydrates, protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals. All these nutrients cannot be fulfilled only from milk and snacks. You should immediately bring your child to a pediatrician so that a more complete analysis of nutrition and feeding can be done. Chances are the child will also undergo a blood test to see if there is also a lack of blood in the child (anemia) or other disorders due to malnutrition.
You should not delay taking your child to the pediatrician. Continuing to postpone the examination and management in conditions like this can cause a disruption of growth and development of children, can even cause disruption of brain development that is permanent.
Here are the articles that you can read about malnutrition in children
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