My child isn't gaining weight. What should I do?
There are many things you can do.
|First of all, ensure that your child is taking
the proper diet. All children should be started top food (i.e.
food in addition to breast milk) when they are four months old.
Children who are taking milk-only diet beyond four months of
age frequently fail to gain weight (and height too). By the
age of one year, the child should be eating everything that
is cooked in home.
Ensure your child does not have many fevers, diarrheas,
etc. If he/she has, he needs to be investigated.
It is useful to compare the child's growth
with its siblings. This gives an approximate measure of growth
to the parents.
If you think your child isn't gaining weight,
it is highly advisable to visit a pediatrician (child specialist
doctor) as soon as possible.