What should I do if my baby is gaining weight slowly?

time:2022-10-02 03:41:22source:monlittlebaby.com author:Maternal-Child Nursing
What should I do if my baby is gaining weight slowly?

As we all know, infancy is the period of the fastest weight gain. Normal full-term infants can gain 1-1.7kg in the first month after birth, and their weight in 3 to 4 months after birth is about twice the weight at birth. In 1 year, the weight gain in the first 3 months of the baby is approximately equal to the weight gain in the next 9 months, and the weight of the baby at 12 months is about 3 times the weight at birth (about 10kg). During the baby's first growth peak, if the intake is insufficient and/or the digestion and absorption function is not good, it is easy to cause the baby to gain slow weight or even be malnourished. How much weight gain is normal for a baby in the first year? According to the general rules of baby development, a full-term baby weighs about 2500-4000 grams at birth. In the first 3 months, the baby's weight increases by 180-200 grams per week, 150-180 grams per week in 4-6 months, 90-120 grams per week in 6-9 months, and 60 grams per week in 9-12 months. -90 grams. How can I tell if my baby is gaining weight slowly? According to the growth curve, the baby's weight growth is slower than that of the same age, and it deviates from the normal growth trajectory. If the baby's weight is less than two standard deviations below the standard weight of the same month, age and gender, it may be malnourished. If for two consecutive months, the monthly growth value of the baby is much different from the normal range, seek medical treatment in time to find out the possible causes and avoid malnutrition. What should I do if the baby’s weight gain is slow? First of all, we must feed scientifically and insist on breastfeeding. If breastmilk is insufficient or not suitable for breastfeeding the baby, we should adopt mixed feeding or artificial feeding and add complementary food in time to ensure sufficient protein and energy supply. Avoid adding starchy foods too early and avoid long-term feeding of starchy foods. In addition, it is necessary to actively treat the underlying diseases. Babies with milk protein allergy can be fed with hypoallergenic milk powder, and babies with lactose intolerance can be supplemented with lactase. Also make sure to get enough sleep. Regularly measure the baby's weight and mark the weight value on the growth and development monitoring chart. If it is found that the baby's weight gain is not ideal, the cause should be identified as soon as possible and corrected in time.
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