Overcoming Reduced Milk Production Until The Child’s Weight Decreases?
, I want to ask. My son is 5 months 10 days old. Yesterday at the posyandu, her weight was 6.8, her height was 68cm. Does it fall into the normal category? Because many people often say that my child is small. At birth, weight 3.4, length 50cm. The first month increased by 1.8kg, the second month, 500gr, the third month, 300gr, until the fifth month now. What is the effect of slightly reduced breast milk?rnWhen my baby was 4 months old, my breast milk dropped and I ate a lot of Moringa vegetables, but the next few days my baby seemed to stop suckling. Since then my breast milk has dropped again until now, even though I have eaten Moringa again.
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Don't worry too much about your baby's slow weight gain, everything has its own standards. The thing to note is that there is weight gain every month, it indicates good growth. Babies after birth until one week will experience weight loss, and this is a normal thing but at the age of 2 weeks it will return to normal and increase every month, but not all of them are the same because each child's growth rate is different. If at this time your child is 5 months old, the normal weight is 2 times the weight when your baby was born, if your baby was born with a weight of 3.4 and currently weighs 6.8 it is the ideal weight for your baby. The increase in baby's height and weight until the age of six months is 2.5 cm per month and 140-200 grams per month. Several factors affect a baby's weight and development:
gestational age, if a baby is born at a gestational age that is not yet full term, it tends to have less weight than a baby born at term Gender, male weight tends to be larger than female babies. Mother's health, If the mother's condition is often sick during pregnancy, then the baby will have a lower body weight than the weight of a baby with a healthy mother during pregnancy Nutritional adequacy during pregnancy The baby's health condition at birth If you are still in doubt, and feel that your baby's development and growth is not optimal, you can check your baby to the doctor pediatrician, for further examination and treatment.
Some suggestions for you
Continue to give exclusive breast milk Increase your milk production, by eating nutritious foods, namely high-fiber foods Drink lots of water, so that milk production is optimal Avoid stress for smooth breast milk production Regular exercise for smooth blood circulation and optimal milk production Monitor your baby's development and growth regularly routinely, by diligently bringing him to the posyandu, giving immunizations according to the immunization schedule. Thank you, hopefully useful. dr.Nurmarwiyah