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Average Weight For 8 Week Old Baby
Is weight 7.8 kg and length 67.5 CM is ok for 8 months old baby girl. Her birth weight is 3.3 kg. Growing well?
Growth: that is normal growth fits around the 50 percentile for weight and 50 percentile for length ...Read more
Double birth weight: by 5 months. The average baby gains 5-7 ounces per week up to age 6 months and has doubled his birth weight. He will gain between 3-5 ounces per week after 6 months and triple his birth weight by 12 months. ...Read more
My 8 week old baby girl only weighed 9lbs 7 ounces at her 8 week checkup but had grown 3 inches is this normal?
Maybe, maybe not: The pediatrician can tell from the growth measurements taken at birth, discharge from the hospital, the 2-week check, the 1-month check, and the 2-month check. Young babies grow quickly, generally over an ounce a day. A parent can call to make an appointment for a recheck whenever he or she is worried about a baby's growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat balanced: A child of this age needs roughly 50 calories per pound, more or less. ...Read more
Depends.: She should be gaining at least 500 grams every 3 months since her first birthday; if this is happening, the weight is appropriate. If not, bring this up with your gp. ...Read more
Baby feeding: Weight gain at this age is good. Most infants lose some weight during the first few days and regain their birth weight in the 1st 7-14 days. A 1 lb weight gain is unusual and may reflect an erroneous measurement or a baby that is taking a bottle very well. Either way, there is nothing to worry about at this time. If excessive weight gain persists, check with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Average(Not=Healthy): only means average and defined by medical industry as average to include the central 95.8% of any variable compared to small sample groups considered not obviously ill; http://goo.gl/Blh6rW. For this age, wt. ht. issue look up: https://www.google.com/#q=weight+for+height+and+age for a few references (standards adopted by medial industry from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. data, early 1940's). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tables online: Download the child's age, gender, weight and height on a bmi chart. 5th-85th %ile is the range of normal. 25th-75th %ile is average. 85th-95th%ile is overweight. > 95th%ile is obese. <5th %ile is underweight. See http://pediatrics.About.Com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_bmi_calc.Htm. ...Read more
Should i wake ten week old low birth weight baby four pounds thirteen ounces to feed at night time still, how long should she sleep for max.
Sleep schedule: A baby should be sleeping 16-20 hours per day.If the baby is sleeping through the night, good. Get your rest do you can face the day. If you are concerned about the babys weight you can get formula that supplies 24 calories per ounce if you are nursing, you can supplement with that formula. ...Read more
Healthy weight: At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year. The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see where you are on the growth curves. Make sure you get a copy of the graph. If you are doing OK - relax and enjoy!. If not your doctor will advise you. ...Read more
Depends: In general, the most important thing is steady and consistent growth. The ideal weight for your baby at 10 months depends on his/her weight at 9 months. However, at 10 months, 95% of healthy infants will weigh between 8.05 & 11.65 kg for boys and between 7.4 & 10.65 kg for girls. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?
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,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more
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