Normal Weight Baby 5 Months?

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Good afternoon, my child is 5 months old and weighs 7 kg and drinks breast milk but my milk comes out a little and sometimes a lot, why? So I balance it with formula milk because I have to work every morning and come home late in the evening. and my child whose ribs look like a thin baby. So my parents told me to change formula milk, so I’m confused about formula milk for weight gain, so what is it? thank you u003cbr u003eNB: if my child takes 2-3 hours every 90 milli

1 Answer:

Hello Malaisari, thank you for asking

The ideal baby weight status can only be monitored if the baby follows a weighing program every month at the nearest posyandu where you live. So that the benchmark for your child to have sufficient weight or not is not only a subjective assessment, but must be measured and weighed and adjusted to the growth curve issued by the World Health Organization (WHO).

For babies aged 5 months, ideally twice their birth weight, if formulated with numbers, it is about 6-9.5 kg for boys, and 5.5-9 kg for girls. So that if you refer back to your child's weight, of course, it is still classified as normal and sufficient. In addition to weight gain / growth, of course, the baby's development must also be considered, whether the development is according to his age or not.

Actually raising the scales for babies aged 5 months is not something difficult, if the intake they need can be given adequately and in a balanced way. The intake needed for infants aged 5 months includes:

Breast milk. Breast milk is an important key to weight gain in babies. The need for breast milk for babies aged 5 months is around 700-750 ml per day and is given 3-4 times a day or given until the baby is full / does not want to breastfeed. Whereas for working mothers, breast milk can be given using a bottle, and given as much as 90 ml every 3 hours or 8 times a day. Formula milk. The recommendation for infant formula for 5 months of age is about 120 ml and given 6 times a day. Choose formula milk that is suitable for babies under 1 year of age, which is of course pure from cow's milk, and pay attention to the composition of the ingredients on the packaging label, so that the baby's needs can also be met from the formula milk you provide. If there are certain conditions such as diarrhea, vomiting, or weakness, then breastfeeding can be temporarily stopped and consult your pediatrician to get proper treatment and direction about formula milk which may still be a safe choice. Complementary foods (complementary foods), ideally it is given at the age of 6 months, but sometimes the appearance of motor growth for 5 months babies such as reaching for adult food can be a consideration for parents to start introducing complementary foods to their babies. It can be started by introducing 1-2 spoons of baby cereal porridge and mixing it with breast milk or formula. Make sure to consult with your pediatrician before giving solids to your baby. If you still feel that your baby's growth and development is not appropriate for his age, you can consult directly with the pediatrician. So that your baby can be corrected for body weight by weighing, and measurements are taken on several limbs. In addition, your child can also measure the stage of development, whether it is appropriate or not.

A few of us, I hope that helps. Thanks.

dr. Ciptanti

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