Obese children are healthier or thinner children
The use of all kinds of stuffed and unhealthy foods such as soft drinks, puffs, chips have made children fatter than before. Now, this is when we do not talk about chocolates, candies, ice cream, etc.
Malnutrition lurks in obese children
Obese children, like very thin children, suffer from malnutrition
Referring to the desire of some families to have obese children, he said: “Families sometimes take a child’s obesity into account for his health and are happy that their children are obese, while this happiness is due to ignorance.” They are.
The expert advised families to compare their children with others, noting that sometimes families compare their children with others and feel anxious when they see an obese child and decide to see a doctor and check on their children’s development. Do not compare others.
“Contrary to some families’ beliefs, very obese children may also be malnourished, because if the baby’s digestive system works properly, the baby will neither be too fat nor too thin,” said the neonatologist. Very obese children in the future may face problems of overweight and obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and…
Pointing out that the child’s growth should be based on the growth chart, he said: “The high or low weight of the child needs to be investigated and can be due to his malnutrition.”
“The growth of each baby is determined by the weight at birth,” he said. “By the age of six months, the baby should gain between 300 and 750 grams per month, and more and less than this amount is needed.” To review.
He said that the appropriate overweight for children from six months to one year is between 600 to 750 grams per month, adding: after the age of one year, the child should gain two kilograms of weight each year.