Weight Does Not Go Up In Children Aged 1.5 Years.?
Morning … I want to ask my child is 1.5 years old, but since the age of 9 months, weight gain is difficult. Masi survives at 8kg. Eating is hard but when your appetite increases, your weight does not increase. Ananda asi was exclusive until 6 months and within 10 months I continued formula milk because I hoped that her weight could go up but it was also not so addictive to milk. What should I do … is there really something wrong with digestion? During this CHAPTER 2 days. Thank the doctor for the answer.
Hello. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
First of all, we need to ask a few questions regarding your complaint. What kinds of food have been given to children so far besides formula milk? Does the food have enough calories to meet the child's growth and development needs? Does the child still rarely eat solid food and only drink lots of milk? Are children often given snacks or milk outside of meal hours which causes at least a portion of solid food to be eaten? How is the daily activity? Is the child so active that his energy needs are higher than the intake received?
If the problem that you are trying to identify in these questions is not in the child, there is a place to suspect whether the child is suffering from certain diseases, such as tuberculosis, intestinal worms, diarrhea, allergies, etc. This requires an evaluation by a doctor. Therefore, we suggest that your child be seen by a doctor or a pediatrician. The doctor will take an history to obtain more complete information about your child's growth and development history. In addition, doctors will carry out comprehensive physical examinations, including measurements of children's height and weight so that their nutritional status can be determined by analyzing using a growth curve from the World Health Organization (WHO). Analysis with this growth curve can assess the nutritional status of children.
At home, it is recommended to provide children with healthy, high-calorie foods. Examples include: milk, eggs, chicken, fish, meat, beans, bread, cheese and cereal. It is also recommended to limit fruit juice to a maximum of 1 cup a day and milk to a maximum of 2 cups a day so that the child is not already full by drinks that are high in sugar.
To enrich insights, you can read articles about monitoring child growth and development. Such is our explanation. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.