Handling The Weight Of A 9-month-old Baby Is Difficult To Increase?
… my son is 9 months 2 weeks old, body weight 7.5kg and length 73cm, how many times a few cm increase. don’t like formula milk.
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A baby boy, at the age of 9 months, normally weighs between 8 and 10 kg with a body length ranging from 70 to 74 cm. At first glance, if you just look at the weight, your baby's condition is classified as thin. But in fact, this is not necessarily abnormal. It could be, this naturally happens if your baby was born prematurely, with LBW (low birth weight babies), or also had experienced severe illness early in life that caused him to be hospitalized.
If your baby's condition is born with enough months with enough body weight without complicating anything, then your baby's weight is less than the normal benchmark can be caused by many factors, including inadequate nutritional intake, poor endurance, impaired digestion ( for example, which causes babies to often experience vomiting and diarrhea), chronic infections (for example tuberculosis or intestinal worms), other inflammation of the body (such as intestinal inflammation or other autoimmune disorders), malignancy (malignant tumors), to other chronic diseases.
This condition really does not need to be immediately dealt with by giving formula milk, especially if you are still able to produce enough milk for your baby. Our advice, check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to conduct a more in-depth evaluation. The doctor can do a Mantoux test, blood test, ultrasound, X-ray, or other supporting tests to determine the best steps that need to be done. In the meantime, you can do the following efforts first:
Do not carelessly provide supplements to the baby
Keep giving your baby milk as needed
Also give your baby MPASI which is rich in nutrition and varies to meet its nutritional needs
Don't make it a habit to give babies instant food or drinks
Keep the environment around the baby so that it is always clean and not in close contact with people suffering from infectious infections
Control baby's growth and development periodically to the nearest health facility
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