Every baby is born with different body weight, as well as with its growth. However, most babies will gain weight rapidly in the first three months. After that, weight gain will decrease, not as much as before. So, what factors affect infant weight gain?
According to dr. Wiyarni testifying, SpA, IBCLC, increase infant growth curve is not linear. There are phases of weight does not rise rapidly. In the first three months after birth, the baby's weight gain was "speeding", at least 700 grams per month or up to a kilo a month. But then the rise was sloped in the next three months "only" 400-600 grams.
"If it ramps, Mama do not expect gained 1 kilo per month. Ancer-ancernya infant weight at the age of 5 months of twice the weight at birth. While children aged 1 year old, weighs three times more birth weight. It roughly, "explained the child's doctor.
AspekBila influenced some baby weight has not increased, but rather decreased, please do not panic. Baby's weight is affected by many aspects, one of which received the baby intake. Well, the intake of this little one needs to be distinguished; Among infants under 6 months and children over 6 months.
If infants under 6 months, his weight did not increase, try to observe how their milk intake. Enough or not? For babies over 6 months with the same case, please pay attention to the intake of solid foods.
According Wiyarni, in infants under 6 months whose weight does not grow, do not quickly give vitamins, let alone adding the intake with milk formula. Not recommended also provide additional baby food.
"Research has proven nutritional needs of infants up to 6 months of age adequately met by breast milk. He does not need formula also does not require complementary feeding, "said Wiyarni.
Feeding too early are at risk, such as allergies, because the baby's digestive tract is still weak. In addition, if the baby gets extra food before the age of 6 months, automatically menyusunya will be reduced. In fact, breast milk provides many benefits such as immunity, and essential nutrients needed by the baby.
What to do Mama when the weight of the baby is not growing? Of course Mama should immediately consult your doctor to find the cause of the small weight did not increase it.
Doctors generally will figure out whether the way of feeding or eating little less precise, whether ASI / solid foods sufficient, or indeed any health problems in the child.
"If the problem is with the feeding, then the way that should be fixed. If the baby sick, the pain should be relieved. Mom who needs his mother's milk is not the maximum, can consult a breastfeeding counselor. "
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