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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

What is the normal weight gain per month for newborn?

An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more

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Hw many times during pregnacy are u suppoe to go for an ultrasound to check the babies weight gain?

Hw many times during pregnacy are u suppoe to go for an ultrasound to check the babies weight gain?

As needed: There is no specific recommendation for routine ultrasound exams during a normal pregnancy. However, most women are going to have at least one ultrasound at 18 to 21 weeks, the ideal time to evaluate for normal fetal structures. There will likely be additional sono's if there is a problem with the size of the uterus (abdominal measurements), gestational diabetes, elevated blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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18m old not eating well .any hunger syrup for weight gain?m giving mosegor .he feels sleepy aftr mosegor .any harm on my baby?9.6weight

18m old not eating well .any hunger syrup for weight gain?m giving mosegor .he feels sleepy aftr mosegor .any harm on my baby?9.6weight

Stop the drug: Don't give him this drug, mosegor to stimulate his appetite please, it would do more harm than benefit, your son's weight is in low range, but it may be just how he is built and was gaining weight steadily , at this age they are picky eaters, follow up with his doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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1 y old baby was exclusively breastfed till 10 months.still bf but refuses solids.eats minimal amount.no weight gain for 2 months.what could be done?

1 y old baby was exclusively breastfed till 10 months.still bf but refuses solids.eats minimal amount.no weight gain for 2 months.what could be done?

Mgt: I would suggest supplementing with formula and discussing a nutrition evaluation with your PCP. Very often poor weight gain may be due to a decrease in caloric intake. I would also suggest reviewing the results of her Newborn Screening panel, including a CF screening test. Offering a variety of baby food and reintroducing the same food multiple times is important. ...Read more

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If my baby has minor thalassemia does it affect her growth of hight and weight gain because my 2years baby girl is behind avrage in tall and weight?

If my baby has minor thalassemia does it affect her growth of hight and weight gain because my 2years baby girl is behind avrage in tall and weight?

No: Beta thal minor is a lab curiosity that may interfere if she wants to be an olympic sprinter but otherwise will not affect her life. Alpha thal minor is even less different from normal. She does need the heads-up on thal to plan a happy family should she marry someone like herself. ...Read more

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My baby is 16 months old and I'm still nursing. For the past month I've notice weight gain. I weighted myself and what was on the scale was unbelievab?

My baby is 16 months old and I'm still nursing. For the past month I've notice weight gain. I weighted myself and what was on the scale was unbelievab?

Excess calories: Initially, an 2 month old infant may drink 32 oz of breast milk daily, and your calorie needs to maintain weight are even greater than during pregnancy. Usually an infant will decrease milk intake when eating solids, and a lot of "nursing" after 10-12 months is comfort nursing, so milk production goes down and your need for calories decreases. You gain wt if you are eating the same as before. ...Read more

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Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only.ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism,midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft.No weight gain yet.

Baby girl 8 mon old weighs 3.2 kgs only.ASD closure on14Apr2014.Has Hypothyroidism,midly dialated ventricles & soft palate cleft.No weight gain yet.

Concerning: ASD closed in April, no weight gain by end of June, Child's nutrition regimen needs to be evaluated by local doctors on several avenues...1. Caloric intake...enough to grow? 2. Feeding method--Is it designed to accommodate the cleft without causing respiratory distress? 3. Does the child tire out on feedings. 4. Thyroxine dosing may need to be addressed. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more