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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Benner
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal distribution: A bell-shaped curve, also called a normal distribution, shows the variation of a measured value around a mean, or average. In the US, the average baby ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Thin and long: Babies usually double their birth weight at about 5 months. As for the weight and high parameters, it would help to know how old is your baby, boy or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
58 years experience Pediatrics
SGA and breastmilk: All the available data suggests that small for gestational age newborns benefit from exclusive breastfeeding . Not only these babies gain more weight ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Diabetes mellitus.: Maternal diabetes mellitus (known or latent) is a common risk factor for fetal macrosomia and tga.
A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most average babies double their birth weight by 4 mo and triple it by a year. A variety of factors can influence this to the greater or lesser side.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Profound.: Underweight (bmi<18) and overweight (bmi>30) women are more likely to have low birth weight infants. Normalizing maternal weight during pregnancy can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
42 years experience Pediatrics
Needs specialists: With the description of the problems given input from genetics , endocrinologist and nutritional services would be helpful, all the underlying problem ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Weight drop : From lack of calories. If that is all you can produce , by all means , supplement with formula. Your baby will be happier, satisfied, not looking for ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If lesion is at low lumbar region you describe, she will likely have significant involvement of her lower extremities. If not paralysis, she will have ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
WATER WATER WATER : Drink water before meals no alcohol . Best diet 24 /7.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: that is normal growth fits around the 50 percentile for weight and 50 percentile for length
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
.: Normal weight. Babies usually double birth weigh by 4-5 months of age and your baby seems to be track.
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doub ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Time Will Tell: It is difficult to say what the outcome will be for your infant. Continue with OT/PT and home exercise program. Continue follow up with your baby's ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
PREMATURITY: Even if your baby was born premie, he can catch up easily like the term babies. He already doubled his weight ! normally it is on age 6 months.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
No: Birth weight and length are an indication of life in the womb and not a reflection of your growth potential in height or weight. Your potential is gen ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Good HT/WT: The average weight for this age is around 11.5 and 83 cm. Your baby looks to be within normal range for height. Weight is also normal but on a lower c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Abstinence: First abstinence, then iud, then barrier protection (condom or dam). All the hormone based contraceptives involve an equivalent (minimal) risk of wei ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
96% of her birth Wt: A baby who is 4% less than birth weight is now about 96% of her birth weight (100% - 4% = 96%). Doing some simple math... 0.96 x 8.75 pounds = 8.4 pou ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Osteoporosis: Not due to the walker, .
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Well, how much? : That may happen, and some or most of it may be genetic. If dad is 5' 6", 200 lbs, the simple fact is that your child's weight percentile may always be ... Read More

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