Healthy Weight Gain in Babies
Jul 28, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:34 pm
Newborn baby's weight has always been a concern for new mommies and when you are breastfeeding your baby you are always in a doubt whether the baby is fed well?
First of all, how is a baby's weight measured?
Baby weight is a significant way to know how the baby is growing and progressing during the course of pregnancy and even after birth.
Most pediatricians measure the growth of a baby between the regular appointments for the first year, with a lot of focus in the first 6 months. Weights are recorded and become a guide to how a baby is growing individually. It is important to understand here that these measurements are relevant only to individual babies, and should not be used for comparisons.
When it comes to your child's weight, here are 10 important points that we need to know!
Start Early: Your baby's birth weight is largely dependent on you. A well-balanced diet, even before conception, helps in having a healthy weight baby. This is why preconception planning is important.
Weight Gain is Maximum in the Last Stretch: Many women worry when they do not gain a lot of weight during their first and second trimesters of pregnancy. However, unless your doctors tell you to fret, keep those anxieties away. A pregnant mother should focus on having a well-balanced diet in these months to have a healthy baby
The Average Weight of Indian Babies: The average weight of an Indian infant, which is considered healthy, is between 2.7 to 2.9 kgs.
The Formula Makes Babies Chubbier: Formula-fed infants tend to have a higher weight gain as compared to breastmilk fed infants.
Every Child is Unique: Every child starts with different weight and has her own growth rate. It is not absolute body weight, but her growth pattern which is more important. The child should be gaining weight over a period of time
Weight is not the only growth indicator: That weight gain is not the only indicator of the growth of the child. Height gain is an equally important growth indicator of the child.
Join this workshop with Clinical Nutritionist, Huda Shaikh who talks about learn healthy weight gain practices in this workshop.
Huda Shaikh, Clinical Nutritionist
Huda Shaikh is a Nutritionist, clinical dietitian, health blogger, motivational speaker, healthy recipe designer and the Founder and Director of Nutribond. She has extensive knowledge about weight loss and has designed many healthy recipes.
| Jul 23, 2021
Hello mam Aapka session bahut hee helpful rehta hai aap please meri help karein. Mera question hai ki meri daughter active hai par khana khaane mein1 hour lagati hai bahut preshan karti hun vaise active hai par diet kuch nahi leti jaise ki banana ke alawa kuch nahi khaati hai kya karna chahiye mam kaise samjhaaun usse wo daal bhi nahi khaati hai naa hee green vegetables bas rice and prantha khaati hai milk bhi mushkil se peeti hai. Plz help mam kya karna chahiye.
| Jul 27, 2021
Helo mam meri beti 14month ki h and uska waight 8. 60gm hi h uska wait gain nhi ho rha and wo khati nhi h sirf mera hi feed krti h.. m use kaise cowilk pilau wo feed krna nhi chhod rhi na hi khuch khati mujhe t Bhut tnsn hoti h bhut week lgti dekhne but active puri hai,
| Jul 28, 2021
My friend's daughter is 9 years old and is not interested in eating anything. She is quite lean and thin. She doesn't even eats 1 roti in a day and keeps gorging on chips and biscuits brought by her grandfather. And whole day she takes someone's mobile from the joint family and keeps glued in it. I want to know firstly how should my friend make her daughter interested in having home cooked food and gain healthy weight? How much time will it take to get her baby back on track? How should she tackle the grandfather in a traditional joint family setup? Please share some realistic ideas.
| Jul 28, 2021
My baby is 1 year 10 months old. He's a foodie and very active. He has just fallen ill from past some days with chest congestion and viral flu. So he hasn't eaten much since then and lost few kilos. We do eat non vegetarians Please suggest tips for his current diet until he gets well and for future to cover up his lost weight. Thanks.
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