Normal Weight For A 5 Month Old Baby?

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, I want to ask.. My son is 5 months old 6 month old. Now her weight is 6.2 kg. Is that normal. When he was born, his weight was 2.4 kg. Then after one month it increased by 1.2 kg. But the following months the increase began to decrease, from 800g, 500g, then now only 100-200g. Guess what affects the increase in bb huh. Is it from the food I eat, or from the lack of breast milk or what? Even though every day I diligently eat vegetables and fruits so that breast milk is still abundant. Then what is the solution so that my child’s bb can rise quickly?

1 Answer:

Hi Decant,

Thank you for asking

Along with the many activities that the baby can do, the baby's weight gain will slow down. If in the first months of life the baby's weight can increase dramatically, even up to more than 1 kg per month, but by the time he can roll over, even crawl or walk, the weight gain will not be as significant as before. This condition is not necessarily a disorder.

If your baby is a boy, his normal weight at this time is between 6.9 to 8.7 kg. Meanwhile, if your baby is a girl, the weight can range from 6.2 to 8.1 kg. So, it is necessary to clarify first whether your baby is male or female?

If judged at a glance based on the information you convey, the possibility of your child's growth is still quite reasonable, although not optimal. This condition may also be influenced by your baby's history of being born with low birth weight (LBW) conditions. Babies with a history of LBW often have slower growth and development achievements than other babies their age.

In addition, your baby's weight that is not optimal can also be influenced by other factors, for example:

Genetics (innate)
History of premature birth

Nutritional intake is not optimal, including due to breastfeeding problems, inadequate breastfeeding, giving complementary foods too early
Other illnesses suffered, such as cancer, tuberculosis, heart disorders, thyroid gland disorders, gastroenteritis, Crohn's disease, and so on

A thorough evaluation needs to be carried out directly by a pediatrician to detect whether your child's growth delay is related to a disease or not. Therefore, it's best if you check your baby directly to a pediatrician. If needed, further examinations, such as the Mantoux test, laboratory, X-ray, or ultrasound will be carried out by the doctor so that the cause of your baby's complaints can be identified and treated properly.

A doctor's examination can also be done to assess whether your baby is eating enough or not. If so, then giving early complementary foods may also be recommended by the doctor to catch up with the weight loss.

In the meantime, considering that your baby is only 5 months old, focus on increasing the quality and quantity of your breast milk. The trick is to breastfeed regularly every 1 to 3 hours. Diligently empty the breasts, in addition to breastfeeding, can also be expressed. Meet your nutritional needs, namely by consuming nutritious, varied foods, and added with enough vegetables and fruit. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excessive stress or fatigue. Always keep yourself and the environment around your baby clean so that the baby is protected from dangerous diseases.

Normal baby weight

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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