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How will my baby's size affect her development?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not at all: Development will occur in a normal pattern (if it was meant to) regardless of baby size.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Very Low Birthweight: & extra vlbw ⬆es risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in ex-preemies. Intrauterine growth restriction, i.e., fetal head circumference, length &/or weight <10th%ile for gestational age, is a risk factor for developmental delays, tho' my 5 lb. 2 oz.. Full-term baby graduated from yale magna cum laude. Length, wt. & head size should grow along any curve from 5th-95th %ile for age & gender.

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