The Weight Of Babies With PDA Heart Disease Continues To Decline?
My doctor was 9 months right on 11 December this year my child has a heart disease PDA from birth 1 week. ank I weighed only 5.8kg to eat, I brated too, milk from nutrition he drank but he didn’t gain weight but now my child is much more fussy and active but Dy really can’t do activities like a baby at his age, Dy is only on his stomach and turn back sj. How do I get my body to gain weight? So what will this condition be good for Dy if his weight is like now? Because I still have to wait for the surgery schedule either because I can get sick again, after the action and then it failed because the hole is too big. Honestly, mentally, I have come down afraid of my child, because of his weight loss like this.
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PDA or patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect that is often found in babies born prematurely. In general, after the baby is born, this ductus atreriosus should close, but under certain conditions, this channel persists after the baby is born, causing complaints and health problems in the baby, especially in premature babies and the ductus arteriosus is quite wide.
Some complaints that are often found in infants with PDAs are:
1. shortness of breath or shortness of breath
2. fast heartbeat
3. no appetite
4. growth disturbance
5. restless or fussy
Thus, infants with PDAs are often encountered complaints of growth and development of infants that may be caused by low appetite and interference with heart complications. So patience provides care and also maintains a balanced nutritional intake in the form of breast milk or milk which is expected to help reduce growth that is less optimal.
Discussing with pediatricians or clinical nutritionists will provide education and treatment information related to growth and stimulation, social interaction, and also the fulfillment of infant nutritional needs.
In accordance with your question,
1. You should know your gestational age or the birth of your baby prematurely, because babies with PDAs often occur in infants preamtur, then you should know the age of your baby's correction to ensure your baby's ideal body weight match, especially if born preamtur. Even if the current age is 9 months, then your baby's weight is below ideal, which is probably one of the symptoms that follow in babies with PDAs. So that some efforts can be made to help gain weight and babies with a PDA in addition to discuss directly with a nutritionist, namely:
a. by giving high-calorie formula milk or breastfeeding
2. with supplementary feeding rocks according to the age of correction of infants who are assisted with a tube that is inserted up to the stomach to enter supporting food, either milk, breast milk, or complementary food as directed by a doctor
2. In general, if the baby's body weight is not optimal or inappropriate, then this condition can slow down the process of growth and development. However, with diligence and optimal effort, it is hoped that it can help prevent these risks, especially if your baby's motor skills are developing even now unlike most babies. With enthusiasm and optimism and prayer, it is hoped that this can be well controlled
3. relating to the hospital, you can actively ask the hospital regarding the schedule of medical treatment. And with regard to your decreased psychological state, you should start to reorganize your motivation and prayer to provide optimal care for your baby. When you are overly anxious and worried, this can also be at risk of causing your baby's nutritional intake to not enter optimally.
Thus the info we can convey.