The Child’s Weight Is Only 5.3 Kg At The Age Of 2 Months?

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Good evening, I want to ask about the development of my child who is 2 months 2 weeks old, when he is 2 months old he weighs 5.3 kg, now he is 3 months old, there is no change yet, the weight is still at 5.3 kg. Incidentally, my child is coughing but rarely and does not phlegm, my child is asix and the amount of breast milk is decent and my child also often asks for nenen. How about my child’s bb, what do I need to do. Tq

1 Answer:

Hi desymayu,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

When viewed based on a standard standard, namely the WHO (World Health Organization) growth curve, a baby's weight at the age of 3 months normally ranges from 5.6 to 7.2 kg for male infants and between 5.2 to 6. 7 kg for baby girl. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify first, is your baby a boy or a girl? How much did he weigh at birth? Was he born prematurely or with low birth weight (LBW)?


In the first 1 to 3 months of life, babies generally experience quite a drastic increase in weight, which can reach 100 to 250 grams per week. This weight gain can be accelerated if your baby has learned how to breastfeed effectively.


If your baby's weight is still within the normal range as mentioned above, then a weight increase that is not too drastic does not necessarily indicate an abnormality. It could be that your child's weight is not increasing due to his body moving more and more or also because he is focusing on dealing with diseases in his body, for example those marked by coughing. This condition will generally improve on its own as long as you make sure the nutritional intake is met.


You can do the following first:

Give your child exclusive breastfeeding regularly every 1 to 2 hours
Improve the quality of your breast milk by regularly consuming balanced nutritious foods. If your breast milk is too runny, first express some of the milk before feeding it to the baby, then feed the remaining milk on one side of the breast until it runs out, then switch to the other side.
Make sure the child is breastfeeding correctly, choose a comfortable position, and make sure your entire nipple and areola goes into the baby's mouth, and you hear the sound of sucking milk in the baby's mouth
Keep the environment around the child clean and keep the child away from adults who are infectious
If the child is coughing, avoid exposure to cold temperatures, dust, smoke, animal dander, and excessive flower pollen. Dry it in the morning sun to reduce the cough.
Avoid giving your baby additional food or drink before the age of 6 months, unless advised by a doctor

Finally, do regular monitoring of your child's growth and development at the nearest health facility, for example, posyandu, health center, or hospital. If your child's weight still doesn't go up, until it's lower than the standard normal value, the doctor can carry out further evaluations, not only from a physical examination, but also follow-up tests, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, Mantoux tests, and so on. determine the best treatment.

Pay attention to baby's weight

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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