Solution To Overcome The BB Baby Does Not Increase?
Tonight, I want to ask, my child is now 6 months old .. But the time weighed is the same as the time he was 4 months, which is 6.7 kg … Interval 2 months, the weight does not increase 🙁 is it okay? 🙁 he nor drink less or not as much as before .. Why ya n what’s the solution? Thanks in advance ..
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Normally children aged 0-6 months have to gain weight from 140 to 200 grams every week. If up to 2 months your child's weight does not increase at all, then clearly this is not normal. In this case, you are advised to immediately bring your child to the pediatrician for further examination. Poor weight gain may indeed be due to reduced drinking. But it remains to be discovered the cause of the reduced drinking. Poor weight gain can cause a child to become stunted (growth in height / length of the body is disturbed) and also cause the child's brain development to be disrupted if left unchecked. Therefore do not delay to have your child checked by a pediatrician.
The causes of children drinking less can vary, for example:
breast milk production which is indeed reduced
too much distraction when suckling
there is a problem in the baby's mouth (such as a fungal infection in the mouth)
babies have other illnesses (eg prolonged cough cold, ear infections, tuberculosis, iron deficiency anemia, etc.)
You can try breastfeeding your baby more often and longer, and try to breastfeed in a room that is less distracted. However, examinations to the doctor still should not be delayed.
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