The first few years are really crucial for a children’s development. Many children are born underweight. Not every low weight children are unhealthy, but low weight can cause issues in the baby when they grow older.
However, babies with low weight are likely to develop a disorder in adulthood like depression. There can be many reasons why babies are born low weight including Restricted growth in which baby doesn’t gain the weight what it should before birth because their parents are small. Other reason may include something which slowed or stopped their growth in the womb. You may go for an ultrasound and heart rate monitoring for checking your baby’s health and growth.
If health conditions of the baby aren’t good, the birth defect can affects one or more part of the body as well. Birth defect also affects the working of the body. There are many infections that can cause slow growth in the body. Your baby may face other problems like Low blood sugar, high amount of red blood cells and Breathing problems.
Babies having low weight also suffer from lower intelligence and later on they perform badly in their school and also parents have a hard time in managing the best things for their children. They also have chances of developing heart disease later on in their life.
However, you can protect your baby from such effects Breastfeed your baby since that will be the only thing will help him in developing faster. Also, keep a check on the health of the baby. If you see anything odd, immediately take doctors’ advice.
It is important for the mother as well to eat only healthy food during pregnancy. Avoid smoking and alcohol.