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Appreciation of baby weight gain

Appreciation of baby weight gain

Question:

- I have a girl of 2 and a half months. At birth he had 3,550 g. I only give him milk powder now and he does not eat more than 60 ml at a meal at about 3 hours. Now it has only 4,600 g, does not seem weak. What is the normal weight at this age? Is there a calculation formula?

Answer:

A simple formula for assessing the baby's weight gain is based on the birth weight and the baby's age.

A simple formula for assessing the baby's weight gain is based on the birth weight and the baby's age.
It is considered that a healthy baby grows in the first 4 months by approximately 750g / month, in the next 4 months by 500g / month and in the last 4 months of the first year by 250g / month.
Thus a baby with a birth weight of 3550 should be 3 months old, approximately 5800 g.
But these values ​​are not very strict; there are different tables and formulas for weight gain assessment, which take into account different parameters (sex, waist, etc.).

At this age, most infants consume 5-6 tables of milk per day, consuming 100-120 ml of milk per meal. But this quantity varies depending on the baby's appetite.

In babies fed artificially, with milk formulas, the amount of milk recommended by the manufacturer (respecting the recommended dilution) is prepared and offered to the baby at each meal, but the baby will not be forced to consume it in full, if he refuses.
It also takes into account the daily requirement of liquids, which at this age is on average 150ml / kg, ie in this case approximately 700 ml of liquids per day.
The difference between the amount of liquids needed and the amount of milk consumed can be provided with tea or water.
In the case of your little girl, the pediatric / family doctor during the periodic check will assess whether or not she has a growth and development disorder.
Regarding the quantity of milk consumed at a meal, the short interval between meals and the large number of meals can be an explanation.

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