Milk That Is Suitable For Increasing The Weight Of Twins Born Underweight?

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Evening.. I just gave birth to twins with low birth weight babies 1 2.7kg baby 2 1.8kg.. What formula can increase weight for my baby quickly..

1 Answer:

Hello Devi,

A baby's weight is said to be low birth weight if the baby is born weighing less than 2.5 kg. Low birth weight babies (LBW) often occur in cases of premature birth and are quite common in pregnancies of more than 1. Apart from being premature and twins, LBW can also occur as a result of malnutrition during pregnancy, placental disorders, and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Handling and care of babies with LBW certainly requires extra attention. Some tips you can do:

Make sure the room is warm so that the baby does not experience hypothermia (often low birth weight babies need to be treated in a special room for babies until conditions allow them to be taken home). When at home, only give breast milk every 2-3 hours. If the baby sleeps, still need to be breastfed, you can wake the baby until the baby is "half awake" then give breast milk every 2-3 hours It is not recommended to give formula milk or food other than breast milk until the baby is 6 months old If for some reason the mother cannot give Breast milk, for example breast milk production is lacking, first consult with a pediatrician before giving formula milk to LBW babies. Make physical contact with babies more often. Check with the pediatrician according to the schedule given. Thus, it is highly recommended to only give breast milk more often until the age of 6 months. If it is not possible, I suggest to consult directly with a pediatrician so that he can get a more appropriate treatment.

Here is an article that relates to the topic of your question:

LBW babies

Thanks and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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