Reveal the secret of why your baby is not growing up

Reveal the secret of why your baby is not growing up

Whether the baby’s growth and development is up to standard is a topic that parents are most concerned about.

Especially height is a judgment indicator that parents pay close attention to.

Many parents see that the baby grows slowly, and a child who is shorter than the baby of the same age is very anxious. They are worried about the baby’s health and lose on the starting line.

How to do?

How do experts say-how to judge whether the baby’s height or slow growth in the first 3 months after birth, an average of 3 months per month.

5 cm; 3-6 months after birth, with an average length of 2 per month.

0 cm; 6-12 months after birth, with an average monthly length of 1.


5 cm.

  Expert tips: The baby was 25 centimeters long in the first year of birth, 10 centimeters in the second year, and 8 centimeters in the third year.

If your baby’s growth rate is less than 70% of the above value, you can judge it to grow slowly.

  Common Causes 1 Familial dwarf parents have short stature, which can have an important effect on the height of their children.

The dwarf caused by genetic genes is called “familial dwarf”, which shows normal growth rate, the growth curve is parallel to the curve of normal children, but it is always at the lower limit.

  Intervention countermeasures 1.

Pay attention to reasonable nutrition.

Not partial to food, eat less snacks, especially not eating sweets or drinks 1-2 hours before a meal, maintain a good appetite.

A good appetite, good eating, and reasonable nutrition can provide the necessary nutrients for the long body.


Exercise regularly.

Increased secretion of growth hormone after exercise promotes body growth.


Get plenty of sleep.

Normal human growth hormone is mainly secreted during sleep at night, and excess sleep is important for the body’s growth.


Stay mentally happy.

Mental depression can inhibit growth hormone secretion. A disease called “emotional deprivation dwarf” is caused by discrimination and abuse in childhood.

Once the environment is changed, the child will grow normally again.


Find a specialist.

Familial dwarf children should not take medicine at will. Some medicines can close the epiphysis early and restore the growth potential. However, they will become shorter in adulthood. This is worthy of parental alert.


Seek a specialist.

If the baby is below the next level when he is 3 years old, he should consult a specialist.

If the diagnosis is idiopathic dwarf, growth hormone therapy can be tried with good results.

  Common cause 2 A child of less than gestational age is a baby born at term, but weighs less than 2.

Infants 5 kg or less than 47 cm in length.

Due to illness or low eating during pregnancy, the incidence of dysplasia in the uterus is caused, and short stature after birth.

However, most infants younger than the gestational age are reasonably supplemented after birth and have catch-up growth phenomena, which can reach the height of normal infants before the age of 2 years.
If the height is still lower than normal by the age of 2, 80% of them will not reach the normal height of adults.
  Intervention countermeasures 1.


Ensure adequate milk volume, timely and reasonable supplementary food to prevent anemia and rickets; proper zinc supplementation is conducive to catch-up growth.


Growth hormone treatment.

If the baby is still lower than normal when he is 2 years old, he can be treated with growth hormone under the guidance of a doctor, and research has proven to have better results.

  Common causes 3 Malnutrition A variety of nutrients are the material basis for baby growth.

Before the age of 3 is the baby’s first growth peak period. If there is insufficient milk during this period, or supplementary foods cannot be added in time (some supplementary foods are added after 1 year old), the baby’s height growth will be affected.

  Intervention countermeasures 1.


Before the baby is 1 year old, he should reasonably expect to ensure sufficient milk and timely and reasonable supplementary food.


Develop good eating habits.

After weaning the baby, we need to develop good eating habits for the baby, not partial to food, not picky eaters, and eat less snacks.

  Common Causes 4 Serious Diseases If your baby has certain congenital diseases, it will inevitably affect the normal development of the body.

  Intervention countermeasures The baby’s short stature should be found early, and the primary disease should be actively treated to restore the growth rate to normal and prevent short stature.

  Common causes 5 Endocrine diseases 1, congenital hypothyroidism Now, every baby will be screened by the national law at birth, and heel heel blood tests are commonly used.

If the plasma is positive, suspected congenital hypothyroidism, you must go to the hospital for further examination, and immediately treat the diagnosis.

  Early diagnosis and early treatment, the physical and mental development of the transition baby is completely normal.

If not treated in time, the fracture will seriously affect the baby’s physical and mental development.

  2, growth hormone deficiency This disease is caused by growth hormone deficiency, manifested as very slow growth.

This disease should be promptly diagnosed with a specialist. Treatment with growth hormone has special effects. It can grow 12-13 cm in the first year.

If the treatment is early and persistent, normal height can be reached in adulthood.

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