The Body Weight Of A 6 Month Old Baby Is Only 5.8 Kg?

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Hello, I have a daughter. Born weighing 2.5 kg and 49 cm long. When I was 5 months old my child weighed 5.8 kg with a length of 59 cm, but this month (6 months) she still weighs 5.8 kg with a length of 64 cm even though I have packed and ate a lot. Also exclusive breastfeeding and there are no problems with drinking patterns. Her son is also active, now he has started rolling between his stomach and back. What I want to ask is why can’t he gain weight, have he received and been given? Is it related to children who have started to be active? Is there a way to gain weight?

1 Answer:

Thank you Nur Adrina for her question on the HealthReplies.com forum, the growth of a child, especially in the early years of life, is an important factor in assessing the nutritional adequacy of a child. Where in general, this inspection is carried out every month and monitoring will be carried out based on the growth chart. In a condition where there is a growth disturbance, it is necessary to be aware of things which can be:
- the presence of a certain disease such as a cold cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or other chronic diseases
- disorders during pregnancy such as premature babies
- Lack of breastfeeding
- Inappropriate complementary feeding

In general, the baby's condition can sometimes grow slowly, but usually continues to grow every month. In addition, it should also be noted that usually healthy babies have signs such as being active, cheerful, happy, responding well to the environment, eating well, and defecating in normal conditions. In the current condition, of course the disturbances that cause problems for your baby at this time need to be found out first, it is better if you can bring your child to be examined by a pediatrician in this regard. However, as time goes by before consulting with a specialist, you can also do some tips such as:
- keep breastfeeding children
- Breast milk can be given more frequently, if the child sleeps too long the mother can wake the baby and breastfeed him
- try before giving MP-ASI still preceded by breastfeeding
- MP-ASI can be given 2 times a day
- If the child still wants to eat or breastfeed, it should be continued until the child is satisfied

That's all from me, hope it can help
dr. Christian Chandra

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