Milk That Is Suitable To Increase The Weight Of A 1 Year Old Child?

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My son is 1 year old. From the age of 9 months until now, his weight has been difficult to gain, now at 8.8kg.rnAt the time of checking with the pediatrician, he was asked to change milk to nutrinidrink. A week later my son coughed up a cold and if given medicine for vomiting after that 2 times per day. Then the doctor was advised to change to NAN PH PRO or BMT PH-P.rnBut when I checked BMT PH-P for 1-6 months old. Is it ok to give this milk to a 1 year old child?

1 Answer:

Hi Jeanifer,

Thank you for asking

At the age of 12 months, normal baby weight ranges from 8.6 to 10.8 kg in boys and 7.8 to 10.2 kg in girls. Therefore, at a glance from the information you conveyed, your baby's weight is actually still relatively normal, although not optimal.

There are several factors that can make it difficult for a baby to gain weight, one of which is inadequate nutritional intake. There is no need for babies to consume formula milk in order to gain weight. As long as you are able to ensure that your baby's nutritional intake is met by providing healthy and nutritious breast milk (breast milk) and complementary foods, then formula feeding is no longer an obligation.

Giving formula milk that is not right has the potential to make your child experience indigestion, which is characterized by vomiting and diarrhea. This of course can make your baby's weight decrease. Therefore, it is not recommended to give formula milk carelessly, unless it is recommended directly by a doctor. If the doctor recommends a particular dairy product, then this is certainly based on careful consideration of the benefits of the milk. So, you should consult directly with the doctor who recommends it.

To help optimize your child's weight gain, here are some suggestions you can do:

Breastfeed your baby as needed
Give babies complementary foods that are nutritionally balanced, varied
Also keep the processing and feeding and drinking containers for children clean
If your child has an appetite problem, you can give him a supplement that contains ginger extract
Keep babies away from adults who are contagious
Keep the environment around the child clean

If the efforts above your child's weight do not show any progress, you should return your child to the doctor. If necessary, the doctor will perform further tests, such as the Mantoux test, X-rays, laboratory tests, and so on to rule out the possibility of the disease. can make it difficult for children to gain weight, such as tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, cancer, gastrointestinal infections, and so on.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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