The Baby’s Weight Less Than 6 Months Increases By 1 To 2 Ounces?

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My child is less than 6 months using breast milk and formula but every month it only increases by 1-2ons, including breast milk, right?

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If you look at the growth curve on your child's card to health (KMS), you will find a column called KBM (minimum weight gain) that describes how much minimum weight your baby must achieve each month. For example between month 0 and month 1 the KBM is 800 gr, between month 1 and month 2 the KBM is 900 gr, between month 2 and month 3 the KBM is 800 gr, and so on. If from birth until the age of 6 months the weight gain is only 100-200 grams, then the weight gain is very poor. Increasing body weight under the KBM for 2 consecutive months is an indication that your child should be immediately taken to the pediatrician, because weight gain can cause various other complications, such as disruption of body length and stunting, and developmental disorders as well (including impaired brain development ).


Disorders of weight gain in infants can be caused by inadequate breastfeeding / formula milk, can also be caused by certain diseases that are owned by children. You should immediately take your child to the pediatrician to be evaluated and further managed. Examination should not be delayed so as not to disturb the increase in body length and further developmental disorders.

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