The Baby’s Weight Has Decreased?
Our child was diagnosed by a doctor with a milk allergy. The total ige test results are 10.23. now my child drinks neocate milk. After that my child from the blood check turned out to be low. As a result we transfused right. now our son is still in the position of drinking neocate. Last week we weighed 4.2, now I weigh it down to 4 kg. R nOur question: r n1. Are the total results of our child categorized as allergic? R n2. Since my wife’s breast milk is working smoothly, is it possible for us to change neocate to another milk? R n3. Is weight loss a sign that our child is nutrition? R nInfo: our child is born 1 sept 2018 weight 2.8
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The total IgE level in the serum is basically a supporting examination carried out to establish a diagnosis of allergic disease, which may indeed be owned by your baby. The total IgE level in infants aged 0-23 months is around 0-13 IU / mL, however the normal reference levels for each laboratory are different but usually the difference is not too much different. Total IgE that is examined cannot determine the specific cause of the allergy, so it is necessary to do additional tests, namely the examination of specific IgE for certain diseases. In addition, the measurement of specific antibodies that are positive in the patient's serum against a particular allergen will further support the exact diagnosis than the measurement of total serum IgE. High total IgE indeed allows a person to be diagnosed that he has an allergy to something, but it is not too specific to explain the type of allergy he is experiencing.
Neocate is actually milk that contains a special protein that does not allow the emergence of allergies compared to ordinary cow's milk, so neocate is very safe if given to babies who have cow's milk allergy. The choice of milk given to your baby must have been considered by the pediatrician who handles your baby. So if you feel your baby is not getting enough nutrition because breast milk cannot be given optimally, then you should consult with your pediatrician who handles your baby. Because he knows more about the real condition of your baby like what based on the examination he has done.
Basically the weight of a 2-month-old baby is around 4.4 kg to 7 kg in a baby boy, while in a baby girl is 4 kg - 6.5 kg. Because you did not mention the sex of your baby, we cannot conclude whether your baby has a body weight that is still likely to be normal or down. However, if based on your narration that your baby's weight has decreased then it is necessary to find the exact cause of the weight loss. In addition to lack of food source intake (milk / milk), many things can cause a baby's weight to go down, including:
the occurrence of infection in infants lack of intensity and quantity of milk feeding for infants there is a disturbance in the stomach of the baby so the baby is lazy mnyusu frequent vomiting in infants there is an infection in the mouth or throat lack of an inner bond between mother and baby To find the cause it would be better if you bring your baby to re-consult with the pediatrician who has been handling it all this time, while giving hypo-allergenic milk that has been given so far should continue because the temporary intake that can be given safely is the milk. Pay attention to the milk intake needs of your baby, both in intensity and quantity.
Thus we can say, hopefully it can be useful. Thanks.