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Doctor insights on: Predicting A Baby's Birth Weight

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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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When should my baby return to her birth weight?

When should my baby return to her birth weight?

1-2 weeks: Most babies get back to their birth weight by 7-14 days of life. ...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

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My baby is 5 n half months. His height is 68cm n weight is 8.3 kg. Birth weight was 3 kg. Is it average?

My baby is 5 n half months. His height is 68cm n weight is 8.3 kg. Birth weight was 3 kg. Is it average?

His recumbent length: & his weight are each 75th %ile for his age, with birthweight ~ 25th %ile. Review the velocity of head & body growth on his growth charts with his pediatrician at each check-up. The aap also recommends that pediatricians do ongoing developmenta surveillance using standardized screening tests at each check-up + autism-specific screens at 18 & 24 mos. See firstsigns. Org & the aap's healthy minds app. ...Read more

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My child (boy) has the weight of 14.5kg. All are telling he is under weight, his birth weight is 3.3 kg. I am so m, uch worried?

My child (boy) has the weight of 14.5kg. All are telling he is under weight, his birth weight is 3.3 kg. I am so m, uch worried?

? no age, length?: You can find a growth chart that represents the various patterns of growth common to boys & girls and look at how your child fits at his present age and length. Go to www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. If you position several points, including birth length & weight and other measurements you have, you can see if he is following a healthy pattern of increasing height & weight. ...Read more

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My baby is 10th month starting her weight is 6.2 kg. Her birth weight is 2.42kg is ot nomal weight?

My baby is 10th month starting her weight is 6.2 kg. Her birth weight is 2.42kg is ot nomal weight?

Overall pattern: Is good. The birthweight is SMALL but has doubled in 10 months. Will need CLOSE pediatric attention with under 5kg delivery weight! ...Read more

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What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

What is the normal birth weight of a baby at full term?

Usually 6-8 lbs.: Birth weight varies according to # of weeks of gestation and the size and ethnicity of the baby as well as other factors during pregnancy and the health of the placenta. Boys tend to weigh slightly more than girls. But, on average, a normal term baby weighs between 6 and 8 pounds. ...Read more

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Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Is this serious? My baby's born premature or very low birth weight?

Depends: The degree of prematurity is directly related to risks of health issues, by low birth weight does not, by itself, translate to increased risk of medical issues. For the best information, see your pediatrician for more specific answers ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old he weighs6.3 kg n height is 63 cm. His birth weight was 3 kg n height was 49cm. Is he growi. G well?

Growing well: His parameters have increased from the 25% to the 75% range between birth & 3 months. This in a common feature of many kids who may have been undersized at birth due to a variety of factors. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks old. Breastfed. Lots of wet diapers and poohs. Has gained birth weight. Sometimes only feeds for 5 mins. Is that long enough?

Baby 3 weeks old. Breastfed. Lots of wet diapers and poohs. Has gained birth weight. Sometimes only feeds for 5 mins. Is that long enough?

Efficiency: The breast has the ability to push milk in like the gas pumps at a Nascar race. In 5 min they get about 80% of what is there. Some babies look at feeds as just feeds and act this way. Some linger to enjoy the closeness and need the additional nurturing. If baby is filling out okay I would just enjoy the extra free time. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My one month old baby weight is 11lbs 10oz, he is 22 1/2inches. His birth weight was 8lbs 8oz. He was 21 inches long! Is that ok or he is to big?

My one month old baby weight is 11lbs 10oz, he is 22 1/2inches. His birth weight was 8lbs 8oz. He was 21 inches long! Is that ok or he is to big?

Too much milk: He should have gained two pounds during his first monthsince he gained an extra pound you may want to reduce the number of feeding you're giving him. ...Read more

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Baby was born at 7.1lbs. She is now 14w 5d, 11.15lbs and 24.7" long. Is she growing properly? Is she underweight? She won't double birth weight by 4m

Baby was born at 7.1lbs. She is now 14w 5d, 11.15lbs and 24.7" long. Is she growing properly? Is she underweight? She won't double birth weight by 4m

Normal growth: A weight of 7.1 lbs at birth is consistent with the 25th percentile for girls, which is well within normal limits. Current weight of 11.15 lbs at 14w5d of age is consistent with ~50th percentile for girls. Her length is also consistent with 50th percentile (about average) for her age. This baby is gaining weight very well and is not underweight. Most babies double their weight by 6 months. ...Read more

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My 14month old baby girl birth weight is 2.8kg and was born by normal way. Is it normal her weight now is only 7kg and tall 74cm?

My 14month old baby girl birth weight is 2.8kg and was born by normal way. Is it normal her weight now is only 7kg and tall 74cm?

No: Weight gain should be three times birth weight by the time baby is one year old. And then increase at a slower rate. However premies and lbw babies tend to gain more weight in first year. Either way, your baby is not gaining weight the way she is supposed to be. See her pediatrician. She needs work up to investigate. ...Read more

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My baby is 82 days old. Her birth weight is 2.7 kg. And now she is 4.6 kg. Is she normal or I need to give any supplements to increase her weight?

My baby is 82 days old. Her birth weight is 2.7 kg. And now she is 4.6 kg. Is she normal or I need to give any supplements to increase her weight?

Talk to your doctor: Have you talked to a doctor and see where your baby is on the growth chart? What's normal depends on parents' stature as well. If the doctor thinks you need to supplement with formula (if breastfeeding) then do it. However, my son was always small and adding formula did not help. I just learn to live with him being smaller than his peer. ...Read more

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Baby was 7.1lbs at birth. 2 months she was 9.10. 3months 1week she is 12lbs. Is this an ok weight gain? She won't double her birth weight by 4 months

Baby was 7.1lbs at birth. 2 months she was 9.10. 3months 1week she is 12lbs. Is this an ok weight gain? She won't double her birth weight by 4 months

Baby' weoght: Your baby is doing great. Keep the good work. It is better to assess her growth if you provide her length. But her weight is just right for her age. Enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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Twin ll birth weight was 2.3 kg. Now after one. Month weight is 2.5 kg. What we suspect and how to investigate this case. Else otherwise baby active.

Twin ll birth weight was 2.3 kg. Now after one. Month weight is 2.5 kg. What we suspect and how to investigate this case. Else otherwise baby active.

Calorie intake: Babies usually lose weight right after birth, but should be back to birth weight by 2 weeks. After that, I would anticipate 200 mg weight gain a week. Supplement feelings or use premie formula with more calories. If he vomits, won't drink, or takes too long to eat, then check nipple flow, swallowing problem, breathing or heart problem or digestion problem. Calories in vs. Calories used. ...Read more

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Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny

Mom is 5'4 gave birth to a 5.10 pds baby. Mom Gained roughly 22 pds. Is baby in danger to any probs bc of low birth weight? He looks VERY tiny

No: His size is still very normal even if he looks tiny. He will pick up his weight so fast now that he has brought himself into this world. I would probably feed him on a regular 3-4 hour schedule until his weight is over 8 pounds. ...Read more

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Pneumonia in low birth weight child with holes in heart, what to do?

Pneumonia in low birth weight child with holes in heart, what to do?

Pneumonia: Get the child a good pediatrician to deal with the problem. Might also need a pediatric cardiologist but the pediatrician can advise that if needed. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pneumonia in a low birth weight child with holes in heart?

How dangerous is pneumonia in a low birth weight child with holes in heart?

Varies: This often depends on the speed with which the pneumonia is recognized and treated, the basic health of the kid, and the type of pneumonia. Most do quite well. ...Read more