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what is the normal body weight for a 2 month old baby?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
There is a normal : range from 5th-95th %ile for infant weight, recumbent length & head circumference for age. Gender-specific growth charts are used for these parameters + weight-for-length. Pediatricians use growth charts to monitor for normal, accelerated or decreased velocity of growth of each parameter along any %ile, as typical growth & development tell us more than any fancy test that a baby is doing well.
Answered on Dec 6, 2015
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
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Samples of how we calculate growth percentiles at American Academy of Pediatrics' recommended infant health supervision visits are on http://www.infantchart.com. AAP-recommended screens for developmental surveillance are on healthychildren.org & first signs.org. If concerned about velocity of growth, we re-check monthly x 3, because 3 points make a line, & act accordingly.
Dec 6, 2015

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