Infants Aged 3 Months Consume Milk Supplements?
Good evening I want to ask, I have a 3 month old sister who has bronchopneumonia. Because his weight from birth until now remains the same 2.8 kg, so there is one neighbor recommends taking herbalife. Is it allowed ? dangerous or not for babies?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
A baby's weight that does not increase with age requires a careful evaluation. Causes that need to be evaluated first include:
Lack of duration and frequency of breastfeeding
Inappropriate attachment and breastfeeding techniques
Lack of production and expenditure of breast milk
The pattern of breastfeeding that does not follow the wishes of the baby (on-demand) and is precisely scheduled incorrectly
To enrich insights on the 4 points, you can read articles about correct breastfeeding methods.
Back again to the problem of a baby's weight that is not rising, if these problems can be eliminated, other causes need to be considered, including: chronic infection in infants, hormonal disorders (eg, hypothyroidism), anemia, etc.
We recommend that your child be immediately consulted by a pediatrician to get the necessary evaluation and treatment as soon as possible. The doctor will take an history to evaluate the breastfeeding pattern of the baby and the history of the disease that may be present. The doctor will also first evaluate the child's weight and length measurements to avoid possible measurement errors. In addition, the doctor will also carry out a physical examination to rule out the possibility of certain diseases suffered. If there are indications, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination, such as a blood test.
It is not recommended to give any product to infants younger than 1 year, especially if there is no valid scientific evidence regarding its benefits and safety. At home, it is recommended to give exclusive breastfeeding appropriately and correctly.
Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.