The Weight Of A Child Aged 4 Months Is 8.85 Kg. Is It Normal?
Hello..rnGood evening.rnI want to be pregnant, my son on April 20 is 4 months old now his weight is 8.85 kg. Is it overweight or not? Bb when he was born was 3.7rnrn(My son was taking formula for a while because I was in college. But in almost a month, he didn’t want to take formula anymore).rnrnThanks.
Hello, Aqeela Nur Rahayu, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
To determine the ideal weight in infants, several other indicators are needed besides body weight, namely age, gender, and body length/height. For a 4 month old baby, ideally:
*Male: Weight 5.6-8.6 kilograms; body length 60-67.8 cm
*Female: 5.1-8.1 kilogtam; body length 58-66.2 cm.
Mothers should have a KMS weight chart (Card Towards Health) which is usually listed in the KIA (Maternal and Child Health) book and understand how to use it. The graph is useful for monitoring a child's growth. Some things to consider when using a KMS growth chart are:
1. In what category does the child's weight fall into? If your child's weight is below the red line, it indicates that your child has moderate to severe malnutrition. Immediately take the child's pediatrician to get further services. If it is located in the yellow band above the red line, the child is mildly malnourished, evaluate your child's nutrition. The light green and dark green bands over the yellow bands indicate the child is of normal weight. A light green band and a yellow band above indicate the child is overweight above normal.
2. The child will gain weight or not. Each check will monitor the child's current weight and history of previous weight gain. If in 2 times in a row on checking the child's weight does not increase, check your child to the doctor.
According to the KMS chart, for both boys and girls, the weight of a 4 month old baby of 8.85 kg was in the upper yellow band, indicating that he was overweight. We recommend that you consult your pediatrician for advice on nutrition and further treatment, to prevent obesity which can make children vulnerable to several diseases such as heart disease, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, respiratory problems, and bone disorders. Also consult how to read and monitor children's growth with KMS charts.
The following is an article about the normal growth and development of a 4 month old baby, please read it for additional references.
That's it, I hope it's useful.
Regards, dr. Sarah Rizqia.