Normal Weight For Children Aged 18 Months?
Good afternoon, I have an 18 month old child, BB = 7.6 kg and PB = 76 cm. I want to ask, is my child including malnutrition (poor nutrition)? Based on the KMS chart the BB is always in the yellow area, but it always increases every month between 100-200 g. Another problem is that my child can only walk if told to do so. Is this also because of BB’s influence? But he is not sickly, cheerful and active. My child still rambles on and plays with friends the same age. I am quite worried because of the condition of BB child. Thank you.
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Basically the diagnosis of malnutrition can be established based on clinical signs of pediatric examination as well as the measurement of BB and TB in children. A child is diagnosed with malnutrition if:
BB / TB less than -3 SD or less than 70% median (called marasmus), or there is edema / swelling on both insteps to the whole body (with BW / TB more than -3 SD in kwashiorkor, or with BB / TB less than -3 elementary school in marasmus-kwashorkor) If your child is a girl, then your child cannot be categorized as malnourished (unless your child has edema in his body). But if your child is a boy, your child can already be diagnosed with malnutrition. Even if your daughter is not yet able to say that she is suffering from malnutrition, you should immediately take your child to the pediatrician because of her weight which can be said to be very poor for her age. Your child can also be said to experience developmental disorders if until the age of 18 months your child is still unable to walk. Examination should not be delayed so that no further growth and developmental disorders occur in children, and so that no further brain developmental disorders occur in children. Remember that malnutrition can interfere with a child's brain development and the first 2 years are a period of very rapid brain development in children.
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