What Causes The Baby’s Weight At 3 Months To Decrease?

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Good afternoon … I want my child to be sick for 2-3 days and her breastfeeding is interrupted … why suddenly my milk production has decreased drastically … and my baby’s BB has decreased … I saw it from the clothes and pants Usually the dipke looks loose … even though before it was all tight … what should I do to get the milk back overflow and my baby’s weight increases … krn I want to give my baby EXCLUSIVE breastfeeding … the info is yes thank you love

1 Answer:

Hi Rini,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

To be more objective, determining whether a child's growth is normal or not should be done in the right way, namely by directly measuring how much weight and body length is using standardized tools, so it's not just an estimate based on the clothes used.

Normally, babies aged 3 months weigh between 5.6 to 7.2 kg for boys and 5.1 to 6.7 kg for girls. This baby's weight can decrease due to many factors, including:

Inadequate nutritional intake, including reduced breastfeeding frequency, diarrhea or vomiting, infections, for example, tuberculosis, thyroid gland disorders, cancer, etc. Reducing the baby's weight, as long as it is not below the standard of growth and development according to his age in most cases is not dangerous. Your child's body condition, which is still not recovering after being sick, may also be a trigger for decreased appetite which leads to weight loss. The less frequent breastfeeding will indirectly have an impact on decreasing milk production due to the infrequent emptying of the breast.

You should first check with your baby to the doctor so that further examination of the possibility of a disease that triggers his complaint. The doctor may also monitor growth and development before determining the best treatment. Alternatively, the doctor will advise your child to undergo laboratory tests, Mantoux test, X-rays, and so on.

In the meantime, you can take the following steps:

Increase the quality and quantity of your breastmilk by: Breastfeeding your baby every 1 to 3 hours Express your breastmilk when you are not breastfeeding Drink plenty of food Eat healthy and nutritious foods Avoid stress and fatigue Regular sleep Give your child ONLY exclusive breastfeeding without any additional food or drink unless recommended directly by the doctor. Keep the environment around the baby clean and well-ventilated so that the baby is protected from the risk of infection which can further lose weight. Avoid giving drugs or supplements to babies if they are not prescribed directly by the doctor. Routine control of child development to the nearest health facility. Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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