Growth And Development Of Infants Aged 7 Weeks?

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Afternoon, my 7-week-old child weighs 5.5kg, is it normal or excess? At this time, he hasn’t been able to whine, is it too late? Then my child only drinks formula milk, during the day she suckles very often almost every hour she is thirsty is this also normal? However, from 5:00 a.m. to 5 in the morning, he only drinks 2-3 times because he sleeps well. Oh yeah, he drinks once 120-150ml. Mhn the explanation. Thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello, thank you for the question to

Weight 5.5 kg for boys or girls aged 7 weeks is considered normal for his age. You should monitor your child's weight regularly to find out whether he is growing well or not. You can monitor your child's growth by using your child's weight gain and body length curves on your child's KMS (card to health). You can get this KMS for free at the nearest puskesmas or posyandu.

Regarding children who can not tilt, basically new babies will be able to roll at the age of 4-6 months. Therefore, if at the age of 7 weeks the baby can not tilt it is normal. At this age usually new babies will learn to lift and move their heads. You can help your baby's motor development by placing the baby more often on his stomach while the baby is awake. Make sure you are always watching when the baby is positioned in this prone position. When sleeping, babies are not recommended to be put to sleep in a tilted or prone position to reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) or sudden death syndrome in infants while sleeping.

The pattern of breastfeeding children can indeed vary, but on average children aged 1-2 months will breastfeed every 2-3 hours. Some children do suckle more often in the morning and afternoon and sleep more at night. As long as your baby's growth is not interrupted (meaning that your weight gain is still good), you don't need to worry. If indeed your weight gain is disturbed (due to lack of drinking), then you should try to give milk more often at night too.

Generally, newborns up to 1 month of age will drink about 45-90 mL of milk each time they drink. At the age of 2-3 months, the amount of milk to drink will increase to around 120-150 mL with each drink. Because right now your baby is approaching the age of 2 months, consumption of 120-150 mL of milk every time you drink is normal. Once again, you must closely monitor your child's weight gain in the weight gain curve of your child's KMS. If the curve rises too fast (looks more upright) or does not rise well (tends to level off), you should take your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation.

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