If a baby weighs less than 5 pounds, it is called a low birth weight infant. There are many etiological factors behind the low weight of the newborn, but premature birth is the most common. Some babies with low birth weight survive just fine, while others may face many health-related complications.
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My 10-week-old baby is not gaining weight and refuses to drink milk from the bottle. What can I do to make her drink more milk and increase her weight?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby’s birth weight was 3 kilograms, and at six weeks, 3.6 kilograms, then later at ten weeks, it was 4.3 kilograms. The doctor said she is not gaining weight quickly. She refuses to drink milk from the bottle, only drinks from one breast, sleep for 30 minutes or so, and then wake... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have to check her thyroid profile as hypothyroidism leads to poor feeding and loss of weight. If the blood parameters are normal, you must keep feeding her; she will gain weight with time. Never bottle feed and do exclusive breastfeeding till four months, and the... Read Full »