U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to figure out baby weight after birth?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aileen Sedman
Pediatrics 44 years experience
At pediatrician's: The most accurate baby weight is done with an infant scale. Your physician or nurse will have one available and often will weigh your baby without an appt. A less accurate way is to have your own scale, weight yourself, and then hold the baby and weigh yourself again and calculate the difference. However most adult scales are not accurate for small weight changes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Similar questions

A 44-year-old member asked:

Can I predict my baby's birth weight?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes: Actually the mom is more accurate than the doctor and the doctor is more accurate than an ultrasound.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 46-year-old member asked:
How effective is breast milk in aiding low birth weight babies?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 28-year-old female asked:
When do babies turn in birth position?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 27-year-old member asked:
Is it true that home births put babies at risk?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 44-year-old member asked:
My infant has no uvula from birth. What could have caused this?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
What percent of babies have a birth defect?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Dec 22, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.