Normal Weight Gain In Infants?

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Hi, I’m Nisrina. I just gave birth 1 month ago, my son is male. At birth, my son’s BB was 2,450gram, after a week it dropped to 2,250gram, then after checking again one week later it increased to 2,380gram. Now my child is 1 month old, his BB has risen to 2,900gram, is my child’s BB increase normal? While what I have seen from my friends’ babies, from birth to a month, the increase is from 1kg-1.8kg. Please explain, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hi Nisrina,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Body weight is one aspect of growth that should be monitored regularly in infants, in addition to body length and head circumference. At the age of 1 month, the normal weight of a baby boy is around 3400 to 5700 grams. Therefore, if judging from the information you convey, the weight of your baby is relatively low for the benchmark age.

Aside from a history of small birth weight (less than 2500 grams), the low weight of your baby's low weight can also be influenced by various other factors, for example a history of premature birth, history of having severe illness early in life so that you must get treatment in hospital, poor nutritional intake (including from breast milk and additional food or drinks that may be given), or other diseases (for example heart disorders, thyroid gland disorders, digestive disorders, infections, malignancies, etc.).

You need to see your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that more in-depth observations are made regarding the condition of your baby. Some types of examinations, for example X-rays, ultrasound, laboratory, etc. may also be done by doctors if deemed necessary.

For now, it's best not to panic. Try to do the following tips:

Be more diligent in breastfeeding your baby with breast milk Do not provide extra food or drinks too early for the baby (before the age of 6 months), unless advised by your doctor directly Improve the quality and quantity of your milk, ie by diligently breastfeeding or milking it, eating healthy and nutritious foods , don't stress, and also get enough rest. Condition the environment around the baby to be comfortable, clean, and away from people who are experiencing infectious pain.

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