Notice to parents: how many catties does the newborn usually grow in the first month? It’s better not to fall below that

My friend’s baby weighed 3.55kg at birth. Due to the lack of milk during confinement, the baby’s weight did not increase but decreased a week later, which made the whole family anxious. Later, he tried mixed feeding, and the child slowly became fat. < / P > < p > after the full moon, when the baby went to the hospital for physical examination, he said that his weight grew to 4.35kg, about 800g more than when he was just born. The doctor told a friend that although the baby’s weight was within the normal range, it was actually a little slow compared with other children. < / P > < p > neonatal period can be said to be one of the fastest growing stages in one’s life. After this period, even if the baby eats more food, the growth rate will not be as fast as this stage. In fact, the weight of a normal full-term baby at birth is almost 2.5-4kg, and after a month of growth and development, the weight of a full-term baby is about 3.6-5.0kg, 3.4-4.5kg. In other words, the first month of birth will increase about 800 ~ 1500 grams. < / P > < p > in addition, due to different genetic factors, different appetite, different absorption status, different feeding conditions and other reasons, the weight gain of each newborn in the first month is actually different. Some babies can grow about 1200-1500 grams, while others only grow about 800-900 grams. < / P > < p > it should be noted that in any case, the weight of the newborn in the first month after birth should increase at least more than 800 grams. If it is lower than this value, parents should pay attention to it. < / P > < p > although the overall weight of the newborn baby in the first month shows an increasing trend, in fact, the baby’s weight does not increase continuously in this month. < / P > < p > the first week of birth: the baby may have a transient weight loss about 2 days after birth. This is due to the baby’s body water loss, fetal fat absorption and fetal excretion. < / P > < p > 2-4 weeks after birth: about 2 weeks after birth, the baby’s weight can return to the time of birth. Since then, as long as the baby’s normal feeding, weight will continue to grow. < / P > < p > it should be noted that if the newborn does not return to its birth weight 10 days after birth, parents should pay attention to it. It’s best to take your baby for an examination to find out the cause. < / P > < p > as mentioned above, it is normal for a newborn to gain 800-1500 grams in the first month after birth. What should parents do to increase the weight of the baby as much as possible? < / P > < p > in the first month of the newborn, parents should insist on feeding on demand, and because the baby’s stomach capacity is growing, the amount of feeding each time should also gradually increase. In addition, in the first week of the baby’s birth, the baby’s feeding frequency will be very frequent, and the average daily feeding frequency may reach 8 ~ 10 times. And to the baby born half a month later, the number of feeding will gradually reduce to 6 ~ 7 times. < / P > < p > the slow weight growth of many newborn babies may also be caused by insufficient sleep time. Generally, during the period from birth to one week, the baby needs to sleep about 16 hours a day, including 8 hours in the daytime and more than 8 hours at night. In addition, as babies grow up, they spend more and more time awake and playing in the daytime, while less and less time sleeping. If the baby sleeps more during the day and less at night, parents should adjust it in time. < / P > < p > in a word, it is normal for a newborn to grow 800-1500 grams in the first month. Of course, it is not accurate to evaluate the growth and development of a baby only by body weight. And want the baby to grow better, we should pay attention to scientific feeding, and ensure that the baby enough sleep time. 08/16/2020