Question: My baby birth weight was 3.2 kg now he 6 and half month old and his weight is 7.6 kg. He looks so thin.. What should I do.. And what should be his weight according to birth weight
Answer: Parents read a lot about the specifics and details of normal growth in this age group. A full term infant must have an average weight at birth of 3.3 kg or 7 lb 4 oz. With elimination of excess fluids, the weight reduces to almost 10% within the first week of birthand thus must be regained by 2 weeks of age. Bottle-fed infants regain the required birth weight rather sooner than the ones fed by breast milk.
In the initial 3 months, infants put on about 1 kg each month. From 3-6 months, weight gain reduces to 1/2 kg/month; from 6-9 months, it becomes 1/3, and for 9-12 months, it settles to 1/4 kg. In full term infants, the birth weight doubles in the 4th month and triples when they reach 12 months of age.
Question: my baby boy birth weight 1.9 kg now he is 7 month n his weight 5.7 how can increse
Answer: Follow this diet....If you are breastfeeding then breast milk is the best choice up to 1 year
Instead of fatty foods, high calorie energy dense foods increases weight without increasing the bad fat in the baby.
Banana can be introduced as Banana Puree then after 8 months it can be given as pancakes, can be mixed in porridge and after a year as banana muffins.
Pear can be given as one of the first solid foods of baby and helps in weight gain. Pear is one of the fruit that is very rich in Iron and is also a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C.
Peas can also be given after 6 months. Peas are among the most nutritious vegetables that can be introduced as baby’s first solid food. It is very high in dietary fiber, thiamine, vitamin C and high in magnesium, niacin, phosphorous and Vitamins A, B6.
Sweet Potatoes are very low in saturated fat, high in dietary fiber, magnesium and potassium, vitamin B6 and very high in Vitamin A and C. They can be given as purees, sweet potato khichdi, pancake and as soups.
Ghee can be added in almost all the food that the baby takes after 7 months, with around 1 tsp of ghee per meal. Start with few drops of ghee at first and slowly increase the quantity.
Cheese can be given after 8 months. Cheese is rich in phosphorous, calcium and selenium.
Another food that indirectly causes weight gain in babies is Oats. Oats is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in manganese, magnesium, thiamine and phosphorus. Oats is the only cereal containing legume like protein.
Oats can be given as Oats Porridge, Oats Kheer, Apple Oats Porridge, Oats pancake, Oats fruit Dosa.
Ragi or Finger Millet is one of the best weight gaining foods. It is rich in dietary fiber, protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B6.
Ragi can be given to your baby in any of these forms:
Ragi PorridgeApple Ragi PorridgeRagi CakeRagi DosaRagi IdliRagi LadooRagi KheerRagi RotiRagi Cookies
Question: My baby boy is 2months old his birth weight is 3.2 and now he is 4.4 is this normal or is he underweight?
Answer: He s goin great. Please continue whatever u r giving. His weight must double on 6th month and he has already attained 4.4 in 2 months