How Do You Deal With Underweight Children (5.1 Kg) In Infants Aged 4 Months?
Tonight I Ika have a 4-month-old daughter, at 4 months my child weighs only 5.1kg, my child looks the smallest compared to his age. Am I wrong milk? It so happens that my child is full of milk. Every time I make 90ml milk, there’s still a lot left. I use Morinaga BMT milk, the color of the stool is dark green, is that okay? Thank you
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The 5.1 kg body weight of a 4-month-old girl in the KMS growth curve (the card to health) is actually still quite adequate (although it is below the average of 4-month-old children and is approaching the yellow zone on the growth curve). At this age, babies who receive formula milk can have an average of 120-210 mL of milk once a drink with a frequency of 4-5 times a day. If the current milk intake for your baby is only 90 mL or even less in one drink, then the milk intake is likely to be lacking. Watch your baby gain weight every time you take control to the doctor or to the posyandu. If weight gain is not sufficient (note that in your KMS there is a KBM or minimum weight gain) for 2 consecutive months, you should immediately take your child to the pediatrician so that further evaluation can be done.
If you don't have a KMS, you can download KMS at this link, or ask KMS at the posyandu or puskesmas where you have your child checked and vaccinated. KMS is a very important tool to monitor your baby's growth and development.
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