My child weighing 4.7kg at birth and 7kg at 6months, is it OK? He is on EBF and just completed.
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Ma'am, your child is suppose to have doubled his birth weight by now. You might want to follow up with a paediatrician for evaluation.
AT BIRTH.....the BIRTH WEIGHT normally ranges from 2.5kg to 4.0kg
Any weight below 2.5 is LOW BIRTH WEIGHT
Any weight above 4.0kg is LARGE FOR AGE BIRTH WEIGHT or MACROSOMIC or BIG baby
After birth, Babies FIRST LOSE WEIGHT in the first 10 days.....before regaining their birth weight by the 14 day......
So it is not unusual or babies to lose weight first....Don't panic.....This is as a result of loosing fluids, inadequate feeds at the beginning and so on....but as the feeding become established they regain their birth weight at 2 weeks
Babies gain weight thereafter usually about 30g per day for term babies; 20g per day for preterm babies
That is roughly about 1kg per month for term babies and 600g per month for preterm babies