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Causes of weight loss in newborn babies. Genes low weight. How to manage too much weight loss or weight gain in your baby. Iv fluids given to mother some of the newborn baby s initial weight loss may be due iv fluids given to the mother during labour.
You re not feeding her often enough. While weight loss in newborns is more likely to happen because of lack of components such as water fats carbohydrates or protein significant weight loss is often caused by acute illnesses including fluid losses gastroenteritis etc. Also how much weight your baby may lose may depend on how well he adjusts to his weight gaining schedule and how well the mother lactates.
Causes of weight loss in newborns let us have a look at some of the common causes of weight loss in newborns. A newborn loses approximately 5 to 10 of their birth weight within the first week after delivery. It is important to put your baby to the breast at least every two to three hours to stimulate.
Though weight loss is considered normal in newborn babies however if your baby is reaching a weight loss mark that may be more than 10 per cent then he ll be closely monitored by the doctors. Causes of newborn weight loss not breastfeeding enough. The use of iv fluids in labour may cause a large shift of the fluid from the mother to the foetus.
However some do develop complications such as dehydration and hyperbilirubinemia jaundice caused by too much bilirubin in the blood which are the two most common causes of newborn hospital readmission. Weight loss in newborn babies after birth normal weight loss. Babies spend their time before birth immersed in fluid so they emerge from the womb somewhat.
Infant with loss of 10 birth weight rationale a term infant is born with a protective store of fluid electrolytes and calories to protect him her during the first several days of the establishment of copious milk production which occurs around 72 hours post partum somewhat earlier for a mother who has previously breastfed and later for the. Some common issues include. According to the australian breastfeeding association which uses the same standards as who for baby growth the normal standards for weight loss and weight gain for babies are as follows.
If your baby is consistently gaining much less than the recommended 4 ounces a week you ll need to do some troubleshooting to find out what s holding back her weight gain and how to fix the problem. 12 reasons for weight loss in babies. Valerie flaherman md according to the researchers most newborns tolerate this initial period of weight loss.
Activeness of your baby as long as your baby is healthy and active there is nothing to be worried about weight. Worm infection worms can affect your baby s weight. Worms in baby s intestine prevent the absorption of nutrients.
When your baby isn t latching on correctly they cannot efficiently remove enough milk to. If weight loss is more than normal it is usually due to prolonged feeding problems.