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How fat are babies supposed to be? Can babies be obese?

How fat are babies supposed to be? Can babies be obese?

Babies: Not supposed to be any specific weight per se. babies should grow to their own growth curve. We can overfeed them even as babies which can lead to obesity later on in life. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Is it true that you are now never supposed to add cereal to babies bottles because it could lead to childhood obesity.?

Avoid overfeeding: Overfeeding can lead to excessive weight gain. There is a correlation between rapid early weight gain and childhood obesity. Baby cereal has iron and provides additional nutrients and is usually started at around the age of 4 months. ...Read more

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I have pcos snd know all about the issues with obesity and conceiving but I don't dont see y I see a ton of obese women having babies and I cant?

I have pcos snd know all about the issues with obesity and conceiving but I don't dont see y I see a ton of obese women having babies and I cant?

Different problem: The obesity associated with pcos results from imbalances in hormones that affect fertility (mostly over production of androgens, or male hormones in women). This isn't your fault, but obesity in other women may be due to other causes that don't involve hormone problems. See your gyn or endocrinologist to plan a productive fertility strategy. ...Read more

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My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight

My baby is 8mnths old, 72cm, , weighing 12kgs.Please advice is my baby obese? Whats the ultimate weight

Depends: On how long your baby is. Use this calculator to determine if the weight is appropriate for the height: http://www.Childgrowthcalculator.Com/. ...Read more

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Benefits of baby aspirin for obese male 62 with high blood pressure?

Benefits of baby aspirin for obese male 62 with high blood pressure?

Probably high: This is a difficult to answer question as more of your health history is needed such do you get an upset stomach from Aspirin or ibuprofen? Have you ever had an ulcer? Do you have macular degeneration? Do you bleed or bruise easily? For a good review of Aspirin usage see my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. ...Read more

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Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Is my baby pre-disposed to obesity?

Perhaps.: A recent iom recommendation states: healthcare professionals should consider 1) children’s attained weight-for-length or BMI ? 85th percentile, 2) children’s rate of weight gain, and 3) parental weight status as risk factors in assessing which young children are at highest risk of later obesity and its adverse consequences. So, see your pediatrician for health supervision visits and ask each time. ...Read more

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I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

I've stopped taking pills 5yrs ago to have another baby but I became obese and can't get pregnant?

See REI specialist: 5 years is too long trying, either for a 1st child or in your case one more. This is a good time to see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist (rei) to find out why you're not pregnant. Ovulation issues like pcos can get worse if you gain weight but it could be unrelated - like an egg supply or a sperm issue. (answer continues as a comment, click on comment below to see). ...Read more

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Im depressed. Its got so bad i've even lost interest in my baby. I'm also obese and a binge eater. I need help what do I do?

Im depressed. Its got so bad i've even lost interest in my baby. I'm also obese and a binge eater. I need help what do I do?

Rush to doctor: You need to talk to your doctor! if needed he will refer you to specialists(psychologist psychiatrist, dietitian). ...Read more

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