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Doctor insights on: Baby Birth Weight Bell Curve

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Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Why is birth weight plotted on a bell curve?

Statistics: Most human development parameters exist with a range of data over the whole population, and a bell curve is usually the shape of such data. So plotting birth weight will produce, for a given age, a range of weight, height, head size, length, etc. A bell curve. ...Read more

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What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

What month do babies double their birth weight? And is 25inches to tall for a 11 pound 5 ounce baby?

Thin and long: Babies usually double their birth weight at about 5 months. As for the weight and high parameters, it would help to know how old is your baby, boy or girl? ...Read more

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How effective is nutriprem milk in aiding low birth weight babies?

How effective is nutriprem milk in aiding low birth weight babies?

SGA and breastmilk: All the available data suggests that small for gestational age newborns benefit from exclusive breastfeeding . Not only these babies gain more weight with exclusive breastfeeding their IQ will also be higher compared to infants who were given infant formula. Check pediatrics june of this year. ...Read more

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Why would babies with transposition of great arteries have increased birth weight ?

Why would babies with transposition of great arteries have increased birth weight ?

Maternal diabetes: May be secondary to maternal (pre-gestational) diabetes that increases the risk of transposition of the great arteries, and with poorly controlled sugar, may lead to a large sized baby. ...Read more

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Can I predict my baby's birth weight?

Can I predict my baby's birth weight?

Yes: Actually the mom is more accurate than the doctor and the doctor is more accurate than an ultrasound. ...Read more

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My baby is 10th month starting her birth weight is 2.42kg now she is 6.2kg.is it norma?

My baby is 10th month starting her birth weight is 2.42kg now she is 6.2kg.is it norma?

Birthweight: your baby is still below the 5th percentile for weight which is where she started. She has increase her weight nearly 2.6 time since birth. She will take some time to v=catch up. if we knew her length and head circumference we could make a better determination. ...Read more

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How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

How much should a 4 month baby weight ? Birth weight was 7lb n 15 oz

Generally speaking..: A baby, full term and healthy, will double their birth weight in 5-6 months. ...Read more

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Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Can low birth weight as a baby affect your weight throughout your life?

Unlikely...: It can but it is very unlikely. Our adult weight and height are determined by genetics and lifestyle (eating exercise etc...) ...Read more

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My baby is 19 months.His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg.Birth weight was 2.4 kg..Is it average?

My baby is  19 months.His height is 81cm n weight is 10.5 kg.Birth weight was 2.4 kg..Is it average?

Good HT/WT: The average weight for this age is around 11.5 and 83 cm. Your baby looks to be within normal range for height. Weight is also normal but on a lower centile line, in line with lower birth weight. Next pediatric visit please check the growth chart ...Read more