A 31-year-old male asked:
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got a premature baby boy born 3 weeks before his full term. he's now 6 days-old and today we found out that his weight has not changed yet. he weighs 1.9 kg, breastfeeding and sleeps a lot. what should we do to help him to quickly gain weight?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not unusual: It is relatively common for any newborn, including premi's to loose some weight shortly after birth before starting to gain. The fact that he is at birth weight at day 6 is a relatively good sign. He should begin to slowly gain weight from now on. Push BF to every 3 hrs around the clock & have his weight checked in a week. He won't gain in leaps/bounds but it should be going up then.
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. F: A newborn keeping birth weight at 6 days of age is good. Wish you and your baby good health! Make sure you get all the recommended vaccinations for your baby.
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
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