How much should a child weigh in 3 months? Are there any options?
The minimum weight at birth, which is considered the norm, starts from 2 kg 600 g. Children born with a lower weight are considered small, regardless of whether they were born on time or prematurely.If the birth weight exceeds 4 kg, the baby is considered large. Thus, the fluctuation in the norm of weight at birth is 1 kg 400 g.
Any deviation from normal weight is nottoo good, but it happens quite often. In practice, the weight of newborns can differ almost twofold. Therefore, the answer to the question of how much a child should weigh in 3 months depends, first of all, on its weight at birth.
The dynamics of mass gain
Immediately after birth, the baby loses weight. This is due to the fact that the baby is weighed with the filled intestine, and during the first days the infantile feces (meconium) are excreted. Of course, the newborn eats, but the colostrum is so small that the weight decreases. After a couple of days, the meconium withdrawal ends, my mother "comes" with milk, and the baby begins to add. Maximum weight loss should not exceed 10% of the original weight. For the first four weeks, the crumb usually adds 600-800 grams of the original weight, starting from the second month the rate of increase - from a kilogram.
How much should a child weigh in 3 months?
It is easy to calculate that a baby who was born withweighing 2600 grams, pediatric standards will weigh slightly more than 5 kg (2600-260 + 700 + 1000 + 1000). A child whose weight at birth was 4000 grams, in 3 months can weigh about 6500 g (4000-400 + 700 + 1000 + 1000). But weight gain rarely goes exactly according to plan. Malous children often add faster than those that were born large. The rate of increase depends on what kind of feeding is the baby (thoracic or artificial), on the quality of milk from the mother. The health of the baby itself also affects this process.Weight prevent to add colic, dysbiosis, ARVI and, in general, any malaise.
Parents of the newborn, especially the first-born,worries not only weight, but also many other issues. How and how much should a child swallow in 3 months? What is the amount of urine and how many times should it be taken out? How much milk should I drink for one feeding?
• In an infant, a stool can be 10 times a day up to 1 time in two days. Artificial animals usually croak less often.
• For the day the kid must write 15 or more times. This is evidence that he has enough milk.
• At a time the newborn drinks 20-80 ml, at 2 months - 120 ml, at 3 months - 150 ml.
Compliance with norms convinces parents that everything is going right. But the most important question of mom, it's still weight. How much should a child weigh in 3 months? Or in half a year? In 8 months?
Previously, everything in pediatrics was prescribed by the clock, andnow prefer a free schedule of feedings and sleep. That is, the child is not adjusted to a certain standard, schedule. But young parents still care about: what schedule to set, how much the child should sleep in 3 months and how long has the right to stay awake.
Infant up to 6 months of age usuallylives a day fairly monotonously. His adventures fit into a short time between sleep and feeding. Gradually, the amount of sleep decreases. The newborn does not stay awake longer than half an hour, the month-old can view the world for an hour. At three months the baby may well not sleep for two hours.
With parental experience comes calmness. Over time, any reasonable parent understands that it is not so important how much the child should weigh in 3 months or a year. It is important how he feels, how developed, what he is accustomed to.