The Cause Of A 4 Month Old Child Cannot Raise His Head Upright?
Hi. I want to ask the child. I am 4 months old but ok yet. Can not raise his head upright. Y.pdhl his friend can already … and his hands are not yet. Can not be controlled .. long on.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Comparing the development of a child with other children his own age is one of the easiest ways to detect the presence or absence of developmental delays in children. Based on a developmental assessment tool that is often used by pediatricians, namely Denver, a child can start to lift his head up to about 45 degrees from birth to 3 months of age, and can raise his head to 90 degrees or erect around the age of 4 months. So that in your child, he is indeed at the end of his normal development period to be able to hold his head up.
But what you need to know, the development of each child is different and delays are not assessed from one aspect alone. There are other aspects such as fine motor skills, language, and social-personality that must also be considered in detecting developmental disorders in infants. Among the factors that increase the risk of developmental abnormalities in babies are:
Lack of stimulation
History of preterm birth
History of a low or very low birth weight
Having certain diseases, such as brain infections, mental retardation and so on
Therefore, our advice is that you should take your child directly to a pediatrician for a thorough check of all the aspects that we have previously conveyed, to ascertain whether there is really a developmental delay in your child, and if any, caused by what . Your doctor will then dig up the history by asking you a few questions, as well as doing a simple test like the one on the Denver sheet.
Meanwhile, keep stimulating the child by training his head to be upright for a while, and continue to provide exclusive breastfeeding as the only nutrition needed by infants aged less than 6 months. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa