Even so, you should know the causes of your toddler being thin, the reference for observing this growth is an indicator of the child’s health, the child’s nutrition or genetic background. Growth and development is very important to note from an early age, often experienced at the age of 6 months so that it is not well detected, the main cause is a lack of nutrients such as calcium, minerals, vitamins and iron. You also have to know your child’s normal growth potential according to genetics, related to the offspring of their parents so that if you have a lineage in growth, you should be aware and identify the main cause. One of them is gastrointestinal disorders by certain foods. So that it can only make your child’s weight optimal and have difficulty making your child fat.
In children who have problems with body weight (underweight) are often given useful vitamins, although they are basically only temporary. The age increase will be felt in children aged 2 years or will recover at the age of 5-7 years. The thing that you should pay attention to next is the digestive function of your child which is often ignored by parents because it is considered a minor problem that will heal itself, a disorder that is often associated with thin children is suffering from tuberculosis. TB can also attack children who breathe air containing microorganisms such as the bacteria mycobacterium tuberculosis which is easily transmitted through sneezing or coughing. In addition, TB can also attack through the child’s food that was consumed previously. Often cases of underweight children are given the same treatment as TB sufferers or known as overdiagnosis. The study found that 32% of cases of underweight children are often associated with a diagnosis of TB. It is better if parents can make a second opinion to other doctors to ensure that children who have failed to thrive are indeed due to TB or other factors.
Thus, underweight children cannot be directly linked to having TB, although it is possible that the cause of thinness is the microorganisms that trigger TB in the body. You can do further tests, both through several specialist doctors who can find the main cause. Always provide food that can meet the nutritional needs of your child every day to get the ideal body weight according to the child’s age.