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Weight Gain In Long and Lean Babies
Parent often worry about their kids who do not seem to gain weight,
even as they continue to grow normally in height. This makes the
babies look leaner, far removed from the chubby look that we all love
in infants. Parents are also worried whether their infants are healthy
or are they suffering from some illness or not getting enough
nourishment from the diet they are feeding to the child. Here are some
tips and advice to alleviate some of the myths and clear out the ways
to enhance for weight gain in long and lean babies:
- If baby is healthy and cheerful and is achieving all other
milestones in the growth charts, other than the weight percentile,
then it is usually not a matter of concern.
- If the child less than six months old suddenly loses much weight,
then it is better to see a pediatrician about it.
- Most babies may lose baby fat and chubby look in the latter half
of the first year, especially if the parents are slim. So, you can
wait for a month and see whether it is just the genes and whether
weight of the baby is still dwindling and needs medical attention.
- Your child's doctor may conduct tests, if he or she thinks it
necessary and help you to assure that your child is perfectly
- For breastfeeding mothers, lactation consultants can help you to
check whether you are not producing enough milk for baby's
nutritional needs, even if she seems satisfied after nursing. Not
feeling full in your breasts after a few hours of missing nursing
may be an indicator that you may need to look for ways to boost your
supply or supplement it with formula.
- Your pediatrician may suggest you to give higher concentration of
formula for babies who are on bottle-feeding, if they need more
- Child older than six months may have some solid foods introduced
in his daily diet including fruit pulps, vegetable soups and grains
and cereals to fulfill his nutritional needs.