The Baby Has No Weight Gain (2)?

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Thank you, dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah for the answer. NAdditional data, my baby was born 39 weeks and 4 days, female, and has been exclusively breastfed until now. no increase in weight. nThe pattern of breastfeeding is also regular. n Are there any other possibilities, n nThank you n

1 Answer:

Hello, Thank you for the question.


Continuing with my colleague's previous explanation, babies who do not gain weight can be caused by three main causes, namely:

problems with food intake, for example inappropriate breastfeeding techniques, problems with the way the baby breastfeeds, for example due to tongue-tie
problems with absorption of nutrients, for example if the baby has lactose intolerance, Celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, congenital defects in the digestive tract, or other digestive tract disorders that cause disruption of nutrient absorption in infants
increased infant metabolism, for example in hyperthyroidism in infants, congenital heart disease, infections in the body for example due to urinary tract infections

In addition, psychosocial factors also play a role in the baby's weight gain, for example the psychological conditions experienced by parents (anxiety, depression, lack of social support), parents who have chronic illnesses, lack of closeness of mothers to babies, and others.


To determine the cause of your baby's lack of weight gain, please consult a pediatrician. The doctor needs to ask more about your birth history, medical history so far, and other complaints related to your baby's condition. Then the doctor will examine your child and if necessary, perform other tests such as blood tests, urine tests, stool examinations, and others, to help find the cause. The next treatment will be determined based on the medical condition that underlies this complaint.


In the meantime, please keep breastfeeding your child. Also pay attention to any other symptoms your baby is experiencing. Don't forget to manage your psychological stress well.


Hope this information is helpful.


Dr. Aloisia

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