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Baby not gaining weight
My son born on 9th may 2024 weighed 2.4 kg. He lost 300 grams and is weighing 2.1 kg. When we went for a consult on 22nd may he is still weighing the same weight. He is feeding well and his urine output is 7-8 times per day and is pooping after every feed. What might be the reason baby hasn't put on weight even after 15 days after his birth?
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Consult to Pediatrician physically for further evaluation and treatment
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Recheck in a different weighing machine. Monitor weight every day or every other day if possible. If the weight gain is still less than 30g/day, its inadequate.
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Babies lose weight initially and regain birth weight by 2 weeks age. So he should now be 2.4kg
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Born low birth weight sometimes makes it harder to gain weight
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Feed him every 2hrs in the day. Make sure he feeds at each breast for at least 5 to 10 mts. Feed every 3 to 4 hrs at night. Fm if still lagging
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Greetings it could be the child is not getting adequate milk.
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