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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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Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??

Trial of labor: There is no right or wrong answer. A trial of labor with timely c/section if there is inadequate progress of cervical dilatation would be a reasonable approach. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? How long do babies normally take to recover with th

My 6 week old baby has calcaneovalgus do you think he should be in casts or will massaging work? How long do babies normally take to recover with th

Hard to say: The chances that massage & manipulation would work in a given case depend on features only evident on physical exam. The more flexability, the better the chance. Only a well trained pediatric podiatrist or pediatric orthopedist would be able to predict this and only after an exam. ...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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My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

Perfect!: Over the first couple of months, your baby's weight gain should average 15-30 grams a day (1/2 ounce to one ounce). I calculated your baby's gain and age of 7 weeks, so it is averaging 25 grams a day over that 7 weeks. That is fantasti and right on track! ...Read more

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I'm 5"4 127lbs and this is my first child and I am 25 weeks should I be worried about my babys weight gain because im not showing big for 6 mnths?

I'm 5"4 127lbs and this is my first child and I am 25 weeks should I be worried about my babys weight gain because im not showing big for 6 mnths?

1-2 ultrasounds help: An ultrasound study of fetal size knowing LMP helps. A baby is not considered to have growth restriction until very small (usually <10th %ile compared with others the same age). Having 2 ultrasounds can show the trend for fetal growth. Expectant mothers might want to take a look at my guides, including the one on ultrasound and this one on first pregnancy: https://www. Healthtap. Com/health_guide/27. ...Read more

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47 years old, weight gain of 7.5 lbs in one week without changing eating habits and swelling of ankles have taken pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 4 years?

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47 years old, weight gain of 7.5 lbs in one week without changing eating habits and swelling of ankles have taken pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 4 years?

Swelling & wt. Gain: Wondering if the wt. Gain started after you started the pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) and if you are taking any other medications that can affect your blood pressure & heart/kidneys. I agree with dr. Pappas to get pcp evaluation. ...Read more

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Baby was born at 40 weeks weighting 7.9 pounds and 20.5 inches I had her two month appt and she's weighting 9 pounds height 22 inches. I am breastfeeding but I am extremely concerned about her weight gain. Is that normal?

Baby was born at 40 weeks weighting 7.9 pounds and 20.5 inches I had her two month appt and she's weighting 9 pounds height 22 inches. I am breastfeeding but I am extremely concerned about her weight gain. Is that normal?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It all depends on whether or not the baby is happy and eating well, with normal poops. The baby's pediatrician can graph the measurements on the growth chart, from the visits after leaving the hospital, at about 2 weeks, at 1 month, and at 2 months. That would be enough measurements to get an idea of the rate of growth. Happy, well-adjusted babies are usually ok... but can weigh again in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the average weight gain at 18 weeks pregnant?

What is the average weight gain at 18 weeks pregnant?

Weight gain: It all depends on what your pre-pregnancy weight was. Use this calculator to figure it out. Http://www. Thebabycorner. Com/tools/pregnancy/calculators/weightcalculator. Php. ...Read more

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What can cause unexplained weight gain and on snd off belly aches snd headaches about 3 times a week in a child?

Many things: With a collection of multiple symptoms that is not going away, it would necessary to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks 1st time pregnant girl. Taking 2 banana daily is gud for my baby and me as well? .Is there any concern with banana n weight gain?

I am 13 weeks 1st time pregnant girl. Taking 2 banana daily is gud for my baby and me as well? .Is there any concern with banana n weight gain?

Not really: Bananas can be hard to digest and can be constipating so watch out for that. It is better to eat a well rounded diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. There is not a concern for bananas and weight gain unless you are eating way too many.... ...Read more

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My two year old has a ton of symptoms. Bumps that look like bites for weeks (no one else has), no weight gain, pale, & now metallic smelling vomit.?

My two year old has a ton of symptoms. Bumps that look like bites for weeks (no one else has), no weight gain, pale, & now metallic smelling vomit.?

Go to ED: Go to hospital. Paleness and "metallic smelling vomit" needs urgent assessment - could have GI bleed. Go to the emergency department. Get off the computer and take him now. ...Read more

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My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week. Could this be causing low weight gain

My Breast fed 3 month old has 2-5 poops a day is this normal? She also only gains 2 oz a week. Could this be causing low weight gain

Breathing feeding: Having 2-5 stools per day for a breast fed infant is normal, a baby can have a bowel movement after each feeding. But gaining 2oz per wk is not enough, she should gain 1/2 to 1 oz per day. What was her birth weright & what is her weight now? What does her pediatrician say? If you don't have enough breast milk you can suppliment with formula to help her gain weight. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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47 years old, weight gain of 2.5 pounds in one week, ankles sore but not swollen, became lightheaded riding bike. Blood pressure fine. What is it?

47 years old, weight gain of 2.5 pounds in one week, ankles sore but not swollen, became lightheaded riding bike. Blood pressure fine. What is it?

Transient Vertigo: Is not uncommon when starting up with an aggressive aerobic exercise regimen. If you were riding your bicycle hard enough to develop sore ankles, there could be an association. Although unusual, it is possible to actually gain a couple of pounds during the first week of an exercise program as protien is heavir than fat. If your symptoms persist, you may want to check in with your family doc. ...Read more

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Need to know I am a 41 year old female I started my period three weeks ago went thru the normal 5 days then I started spotting. Yesterday I restarted what is like my period I have sore tingaly breast specially the right one, weight gain, headachs, emotion

Need to know I am a 41 year old female I started my period three weeks ago went thru the normal 5 days then I started spotting. Yesterday I restarted what is like my period I have sore tingaly breast specially the right one, weight gain, headachs, emotion

If: If a patient has spotting and the symptoms described, and there is any possibility of pregnancy, then a pregnancy test should be checked. Sometimes other hormonal fluctuations (from physical stress on the body, weight (too high or too low)) can cause abnormal spotting. Perimenopausal patients get spotting at times though 41 would be considered very young for that. If spotting continued of the patient had other symptoms, then the patient should see their provider for an evaluation, and also to be sure that their pap is up to date. ...Read more

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16 week old with nasal stuffiness, sneezing, foul smelling flatus, infequent stools but good weight gain. Very gassy and seems uncomfortable. Ideas?!

16 week old with nasal stuffiness, sneezing, foul smelling flatus, infequent stools but good weight gain. Very gassy and seems uncomfortable. Ideas?!

Stuffy nose: The stuffiness and sneezing may herald the onset of a cold. Being gassy maybe related to her feedings - breast milk, formula or food, if started already. ...Read more

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How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

How do you lose your 11 week old or 6 week old baby without having it yet?

Clarification: Not quite sure what you're asking-are you asking about how do you end up having a miscarriage at 6 or 11 weeks along? Many reasons exist including:amount of drinking/smoking/drug use around the time of conception, chromosomal abnormalities of the embryo, being very under-or overweight, a totally malformed embryo, uterine abnormalities or other maternal diseases. The list is long. Please clarify.. ...Read more

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What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

What are the physical health needs of a 6-week-old baby?

Several: Proper nutrition, safe environment and proper check ups with your Pediatrician. Each child's health will have individual needs - this website has an easy to read format that you might navigate for specific information for your situation.

http://www. Childbirthconnection. Org/article. Asp? Ck=10530 ...Read more

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What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

What can I give a 6 week old baby for the hives what can I give a baby for the hives

Before: Before giving any medication to your 6 week old baby, I would advise calling your primary care provider. Infants of that age don't clear medications at the same rate than adults or older children. So avoid giving your infant any over the counter medications (like benadryl) until you seek further medical care.
Hives are in general red or pink bumps or welts due to release of histamine. They are usually itchy. They can be caused by an allergic reaction to food, drugs, insect bites or even exercise-induced. Hives are also called urticaria. It maybe a good idea to try to identify what may be causing your baby to develop hives and avoid further exposure. ...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