The Bones Of An 8 Month Old Baby Are Not Solid?

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my child is 8 months old my son is very active but his bones are not dense like his age friends he looks thin and small

1 Answer:

Hi Hera,


Bone is a solid component that plays a role in forming the skeleton, the process of moving (as a place to attach muscles / tendons), helps protect organs that are soft / more fragile and therefore bone density is very important. Here are some conditions that can affect bone density:

Lack of vitamin D intake, lack of sun exposure
Impaired absorption of vitamin D
Due to other medical conditions such as osteomalacia, impaired kidney function or imperfect bone formation (osteogenesis imperfecta)
etc.

These complaints should be followed up by having your child consult a pediatrician to determine the cause of your child's complaints. The doctor will ask for a history of your child's complaints, conduct a physical examination or supporting examination if needed. Examinations that may be recommended by doctors are checks of kidney function, vitamin D levels and examination of bone mass density. After ascertaining the cause, the doctor can provide treatment in accordance with the underlying conditions.


If the complaint is caused by a lack of vitamin D, your doctor can recommend increasing sun exposure, vitamin D supplementation to the mother (for babies breastfeeding).


Following are suggestions regarding your child's complaints:

Avoid heavy / sudden physical contact that can cause injuries such as bumping, falling, make sure your child is under adult supervision
Sunbathe in the morning (between 07:00 to 09:00), just 10-15 minutes
Take vitamin D supplements (for mothers) if your baby is breastfeeding
Immediately consult your child's doctor if complaints persist or worsen

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