Stunting Is Likely To Occur In 8-month-old Infants Who Do Not Want To Breastfeed And Have Difficulty Eating?
Hello, my baby is now 8.5 months old. Since he was 3.5 months old he has been lazy until now, he only gained 2/3 ounces per month, 3 ounces of birth weight. Now he weighs 6 kg. I guess the cause of laziness why not? And with that much weight, can stunting occur? Please enlighten me … thank you
Hello! Thank you for the question
In general, babies who are difficult to breastfeed can be caused by the following conditions:
The baby is full. For example in infants who have received MPASI Babies having colds Experiencing thrush Infants are confused Nipples Nipples that are too flat / slightly inside the baby Confused nipples (eg often using pacifiers) Distraction from the outside, for example there is a sound that draws attention Uncomfortable conditions, for example feeling air heat Breast flow is too tight or too slow Teething Things you should do are:
Make a good attachment to the baby: position the baby as close to your body as possible, facing your breast Make the baby relax, for example by gently rocking the baby's body (for example in a rocking chair), singing, gently patting her body Try to breastfeed the baby at room temperature sufficient, not too hot or cold Breastfeed in a quiet place, so there is not much distortion of sound
For your 8.5-month-old child, breastfeeding is certainly not enough, but you must also give MPASI to meet their needs.
Weight of 6 kg for the age of 8.5 kg based on WHO graph is indeed classified as malnutrition, both for male and female sexes. You should check with your child to a pediatrician, so that future management steps can be planned to pursue growth, also to evaluate whether there are problems with children due to malnutrition.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and useful :)