Wellness - Growth | 0-18 yrs

6 Reasons Your Baby Is Not Gaining Weight


We all want our baby to grow up healthy and strong. All parents want a baby with chubby cheeks and a steady weight.

However, if a baby does not gain weight in the early years, it gives rise to a number of concerns for the parents. Is the baby seemingly thin for his age? Do you feel that you are not feeding your baby enough? Well, there could be a number of reasons for your baby's low weight.

To begin, food may not be the only culprit. For some babies, it may be a case of an underlying illness such as milk allergies, breathing problems, high muscle tone, etc. Other babies may be suffering from some genetic condition.

This ClipBook looks at six reasons a baby might not gain weight. Go through each clip properly to read and understand the reason behind your baby's low weight.


1. Your Baby May Not Be Getting Enough Milk

It's one of the most common questions among new breastfeeding moms: Is my baby getting enough milk? Not experiencing some uncertainty is difficult, since you can't actually see how much milk your body is producing, and, therefore, how much your ne...

2. Your Baby Is Facing Problems With Digestion

One reason your baby may not be gaining weight is digestion issues. He may be suffering from acid reflux problems and vomiting after every meal. This may put her off feeding. Some children even have trouble staying awake for feeds or may find it d...

3. Your Baby Was Born Premature

A premature baby, also called preemie, needs to overcome several obstacles to become healthy. As the mother or the caregiver, you need to be extra careful and ensure that your baby is getting optimum nourishment. There are many ways on how to incr...

4. Your Baby Is Burning Up Calories Quickly

Sometimes, children who are born with health problems, with heart defects, of who need harder to breathe need more calories in the form of food. You may think you have fed them enough but it is not the case leading to weight loss.

5. Infant Is Unable To Absorb Nutrients

Finding out that your baby isn't gaining weight properly can have a devastating effect on new parents. In many cases, malabsorption has nothing to do with the way you're caring for your baby. Infants who can't absorb nutrients need specialized med...

6. Genes Can Play An Important Factor In The Baby's Weight

Most pregnant mamas will, at some point, question the part genetics might play in the birth weight of their baby. Babies come in all shapes and sizes. Fetal growth is a factor all care providers must consider, to ensure babies are growing and deve...

21 Best Foods For Weight Gain In Babies

Are you worried that your baby is not gaining weight? Do you think that your baby is not gaining weight as per the growth chart? Is your baby underweight or malnourished as per its pediatric? Are you looking for foods which can help your baby to g...

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