The Cause Of The Baby Does Not Look Fat Even Though Drinking Formula Milk And His Milk A Lot?
afternoon, my child aged 2 months 3 days I love breast milk and fornula milk because the drink is very strong and my breast milk is not swift. why his body is not fat even though he drinks a lot
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Need to be clarified, what is the exact weight and length of your baby's body? Have you control the status of growth and development to the doctor?
Not many mothers know, in fact, all mothers who have conceived and given birth, in fact will be able to also meet the needs of breast milk for their babies. Because of this lack of knowledge, coupled with a lack of support from the environment (including spouses, relatives, and workplaces), many mothers fail to give their babies exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life.
Providing food and drinks too early for babies (before 6 months of age), including formula milk, is certainly not without risk. Unlike breast milk which is very easily digested by the baby's body, the components of formula milk tend to be more difficult for babies to digest. That is why your baby may not be able to grow optimally. Not only because of the formula milk, it could also, your baby's growth is stunted due to other factors, such as genetic (congenital), digestive disorders, chronic infections (such as tuberculosis), malignancy, and many other possibilities.
However, before making conclusions too early, you should first check your baby to the doctor or pediatrician to be assessed objectively growth and development status. Because, fat or thin can be a very subjective complaint. If indeed your baby's growth status is less than the benchmark age, maybe your doctor will direct him to undergo further tests, such as laboratories, X-rays, Mantoux tests, ultrasound, and so on.
In the meantime, you should focus on relactation so that your milk production increases again and can meet your baby's nutritional needs. You do this by stopping formula feeding your baby and multiply feeding your baby directly to your breast. Also milk your milk every 2 hours so that production continues to increase. Do not forget, avoid stress, multiply rest, eat and drink nutritiously, and do not carelessly take medicine. Finally, regularly control your baby's growth and development status to the doctor regularly.
Hope this helps ...