The Ideal Weight For A 3 Month Old Baby?
Good morningrnrI want to ask that my son was born with a weight of 1900 and now he is 3 months old, his weight is 4.2, is that ideal or not?
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In general, at the age of 3 months, the baby's weight normally ranges from 5.6 to 7.2 kg in boys and between 5.1 to 6.7 kg in girls. However, the achievement of this weight is often slower in infants born prematurely or with low birth weight (LBW). In this condition, the baby can still be said to be normal if he experiences weight gain of about 100 to 200 grams per week from his birth weight.
If your baby is born with a weight of 1900 grams, then at the age of 3 months, normally his weight has increased by about 1300 to 2600 grams (with an average of 1 month = 4 1/3 weeks). So, if the current weight is 4200 grams, in general your child's condition is still normal. Presumably, this weight measurement needs to be compared with other growth standards, namely height and head circumference. Therefore, to be more objective, you should regularly check your child at the nearest health facility, such as posyanduk, puskesmas, hospital, or practicing doctor.
In order to optimize the growth and development of premature and low birth weight babies, you should try the following tips:
Breastfeed exclusively every 1 to 3 hours; Babies with premature and low birth weight conditions often have problems breastfeeding, for that you can consult directly with a lactation consultant doctor
Avoid giving additional food or drink before the baby is 6 months old, except on the advice and supervision of a doctor
Keep babies away from adults who are infectious or unsanitary environmental conditions, full of cigarette smoke; Babies born prematurely and LBW are at higher risk of infection
Include the baby in the immunization program to maintain his immune system
If the child is sick, for example, has a long cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, vomiting, lazy to breastfeed, has a lump in the neck or armpit, consult a doctor immediately to get the right treatment.
Monitor baby's weight
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah