Normal Weight Babies Aged 4 Months?
Hello, I want to ask, my baby is 4 months old less 5 days with a weight of 5.6 kg, is his body weight normal for his age? My child is rarely forced to drink breastmilk, even if he doesn’t want to. R nSo his BB is small, and yesterday I consulted the midwife, said the midwife was told to buy Apialys drop, can I give my baby that?
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At the age of 4 months, the normal weight of babies born at full term with optimal birth weight (more than 2500 grams) is around 5500 to 7400 grams. Therefore, in general, your baby's weight is actually still normal, although not optimal.
Inadequate breast milk intake can indeed be one of the factors that underlie not optimal baby growth. It is possible that your baby is rarely breastfed for several reasons, for example:
Nipple confusion, for example due to the use of other breastfeeding media, such as teats, Anatomical problems in the mouth, for example due to lip tie, tongue tie, cleft disease, such as dehydration, heart problems, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), chronic infections (e.g. Tuberculosis), chronic inflammation (such as inflammation of the intestines) Anatomical disorders of the mother's breast, for example due to inverted nipple, etc. Not only that, your baby's weight is not optimal due to other factors, for example genetics (heredity), cancer (malignancy), or other serious illnesses.
You should not rush to give any supplements (including Apialys) before checking your baby to the doctor. Because, ideally, your baby's age should only be exclusively breastfed, without additional food, drinks or other supplements, unless absolutely necessary. Young babies' bodies are also very sensitive, so they are prone to various health problems if they are given inappropriate drugs or supplements.
Our advice, first check with your baby to a doctor or pediatrician so that it is examined more deeply the possible causes underlying the complaint. Usually, with a thorough physical examination, the doctor is able to provide the best treatment according to the condition that underlies your baby's complaint, including if appropriate supplements are needed.
What you should do now:
Improve the quality of your breast milk, namely by eating nutritious foods, drinking more, avoiding stress. Breastfeed your baby every 2 to 3 hours, if you refuse to breastfeed directly, give it with the right media, for example a spoon or cupfeeder Do not carelessly provide food, drinks, or supplements to babies Keep the baby's environment clean, circulating and well lit, and avoid close contact with other people who have contagious diseases. Control the baby's growth and development to the nearest health facility Give babies immunizations according to the doctor's recommended schedule.