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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...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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If i'm obese will my child be obese?

Not necessarily: However, the chance for your offspring to become obese does increase. ...Read more

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How does child obesity affect the health?

How does child obesity affect the health?

Adversely: Obesity should be considered as the mother of ill health, especially in children, who will get more complications from the longer time to develop complications like heart disease, type 2 diabetes etc ...Read more

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Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Why do you think child obesity is prevalent?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games, as well as a lack of safe environments for physical activity. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

Who keeps statistics on child obesity in the world?

WHO: The world health organization and the cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). ...Read more

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If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

If you are obese does it affect trying to have a child?

It can: Being obese can effect the actual mechanics of making the baby by making it difficult. Erectile problems are more common in the obese, especially if they have high blood pressure and diabetes too. Additionally, being obese affects how the body makes sex and pregnancy hormones. That being said, sometimes obese people make babies easily, and sometimes skinny people are infertile. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

How does obesity affect a child's physical development?

In many ways: Obesity is due to lousy diet and that interferes with cellular efficiency so she can never each her physical and mental fullness of function. ...Read more

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What other illnesses do I need to test my child for if he is obese?

Obesity-related ones: Obese children can be tested for obesity-related medical problems such as: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid hormone imbalances, sex hormone or cortisol imbalances, fat in the liver, gall bladder (bile) dysfunction, exercise intolerance, exercise asthma, heart disease, etc... ...Read more

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Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Why is child obesity bad? Im doing an essay and i need to know n ow!

Diabetes: for one thing-it can lead to diabetes at an early age- NO CHILD SHOULD BECOME DIABETIC FROM EATING THE WRONG FOOD or eating too much. It can also lead to hypertension, hip problems, sleep apnea, and fatty liver. NO CHILD SHOULD EVER LOSE HIS LIVER because he didnt eat right or in the right portions. ...Read more

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My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

No: Percentiles simply measurements based on a point in time - the trends are what's important. If height and weight are at the top of the chart - perhaps your family is tall? There are many explanations. However, if weight is much higher than height relatively, your doctor may raise concerns. Follow the trends - and focus on healthy eating, not necessarily the weight percentile. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

What do you suggest if my child is obese. how do I help without hurting her feelings?

Good eating habits: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables. USE PORTION CONTROL. ...Read more