reasons for poor weight gain in the child Since the Soviet era - the era of deficits - weIt is known that a healthy child is a fat child. No, not obese unhappy kid, but a healthy, plump carapace with ruddy cheeks. On the pictures of modern magazines, advertising posters, in films, kids are usually plump. But what if your child is not gaining weight? Let's try to figure out why this is happening and how to help it. To begin with, children can weigh differently depending on individual factors. From your growth, the growth of your husband and parents, the weight and height of the child depends. If you and your husband above 170 cm while weighing less than 60-70 kg, do not expect that the child will be stout and stocky, he may well be thin. He can also gain weight slower than their peers, that is no reason for concern. Newborn babies at birth are losing 10-15% of the original weight, as they are swelling when excessive fluid is lost. With proper breastfeeding, the weight should return within 3 weeks. healthy weight of the child during lactation

How much weight should the child get?

Weight at birth should be from 3-3.7 kg yboys and 3-3.6 kg in girls. Up to 6 months the child should weigh from 7.4 to 8.5 kg (boys) and 6.7 to 7.9 (girls). In 1 year from 8,3-10 kg and from 7,600-9 kg respectively. The figures are average, so do not be discouraged if your girl has scored less than this rate or your boy weighs more, all individually. Signs of effective breastfeeding First, we'll figure out whether your baby feeds right, if enough milk is received. The main criteria for which a child may not gain weight:

  • Periodicity of feeding per day. It is recommended to feed the baby as often as possible, especially in the first days after his birth. So you will adjust lactation, and the child will be easier to adapt to the new environment.
  • When breast sucking, the rhythm of movements slows down,there are sounds of swallowing. Listen to the baby during feeding, because he can suck an empty breast or be improperly attached so milk can not come. For the same reason, a child can cry during feeding.
  • Child's behavior. If the child is sluggish and constantly asleep, not interested in the outside world, does not react to toys, TV, etc., all this may be a sign of a lack of milk.
  • Rare stool or lack of it. Stool frequency should be 3-5 times a day at the age of up to 1 month, further increases.
  • The kid constantly needs a breast. This may indicate malnutrition, poor milk fat content.
  • On the child's body there is flabby skin. Even if a healthy baby looks thin, it should have wrinkles on the handles, legs and neck.
  • If the child's weight gain is not related to yourpersonal fears, and is justified by the pediatrician's testimony, the problem must be urgently addressed. Establish breastfeeding In the first days of life, an infant may not receive enough milk for various reasons, especially if the mother is young and inexperienced. The most common problem - a baby can not grasp the chest, especially if it is premature or just weak. Most often, the cause is in the anatomical structure of the mother's nipple. In most cases, the newly mum's nipple is flat or small. Of course, later, a few months later, when the feeding is getting better, and the baby's chest can grab from any position, this problem seems ridiculous, but in the first days of life it is in the first place and is particularly acute. There is an exit. In order to make it easier for the child to grab the breast, before each feeding, it is necessary to stretch the nipple with your fingers for a few seconds, and as far as possible, by this, you will help the baby to grasp it. Another reason for poor lactation may be insufficient milk. And it can arise because of insufficient application of the baby to the breast. Recently, many new-fangled magazines about children recommend setting up feeding by the hour. That is, to build a schedule when applying crumbs. But for a good lactation it is necessary to give the breast as often as possible and at the first request, even if the infant sleeps, pediatricians recommend to wake it and put it to the chest. This is especially important in the first days of life. The fact that for the production of milk in the body of a woman meets the hormone - prolactin, and for the allocation of milk from the breast - oxytacin. Especially intensively prolactin is produced in the period from 3 to 7 o'clock in the morning, so it is very important to have a joint dream with the baby, because his smell will provoke the production of these two hormones. It is also good to express. Even if the chest is empty after each feeding, you need to squeeze at least a drop. Remember, one squeezes out, two is added. feeding melted milk along with breastfeeding

    Whipped milk to increase the fat content of breast milk

    If you have enough milk, but the babyconstantly asking for a breast or crying while applying, it may very well be that your milk is not fat enough. Fatty milk should be bluish in color, if you pour it into a mug. After a while on the surface you can see a yellowish coating, which indicates normal fat content. If it is lean and the child is not gaining weight badly, it is necessary to take measures. First, you need to revise your diet. Include in it more meat, meat broth, liver, fatty sour cream, cottage cheese. It increases the lactation of laminaria or sea kale, it contains a lot of iodine and useful vitamins and minerals. There is a popular way not only to increase lactation itself, but also its fat content. It is melted milk with nuts. It's done simply. You will need:

  • Chopped walnuts 100-200 g;
  • Clay pot (if not, then the ceramic will go, but it's better to clay, because the milk will have to languish, so the dishes should keep the temperature well);
  • Milk (any fat, but better home - it is more useful and fatter);
  • Oven.
  • Grind the nuts in the blender to the state of crumbsor we put them in a cellophane bag and roll them out with a rolling pin (a glass bottle, a jar, which will fall under the arm). Pour the milk into the container, well, if you have a clay pot, then it will turn out to be perfect. Do not top up to the edges of the container about 3-5 cm, this is to ensure that when boiling milk does not pour. Fall asleep on top of the nuts and mix. We put in the oven, heated to 200 degrees. If the oven is gas - 180 degrees. Do not cover the lid. You need to watch for milk. When the top appears a crust, reduce the temperature of the oven by 150-160 degrees. Leave for an hour and a half. When the time passes, you will feel the aroma of melted milk. You need to drink it every day in a glass, a week later you will notice that the child began to gorge, after 2 weeks he should start gaining weight.