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Birth Weight 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more
Moving target: This is one of those things that goes up on a curve, so you have to examine the weight and gestation age to determine if your child is too small. Risks from low birth weight include increased risk of infections, bleeding in the brain, and respiratory problems, just to name a few. ...Read more
Generally speaking..: A baby, full term and healthy, will double their birth weight in 5-6 months. ...Read more
Low birth weight: By itself, low birth weight may mean little, especially if mother has no illnesses and the baby is a full-term infant. However, when low birthweight is a secondary effect of heart disease, prematurity, chronic diseases, a genetic abnormality, or other congenital defects, low birthweight can cause serious lifelong illnesses, shorten the lifespan, and increase the risk of early death ...Read more
Depends: Premature infants are LBW (low birth weight). So are some other gestational age infants that did not achieve full growth potential. Depending on the severity of growth restriction (called SGA-small for gestational age), they may have no, small, or moderate learning disabilities. Depending on the severity of premature complications-they may have psychomotor, cognitive, or learning disabilities. ...Read more
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
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 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
My daughter is 5months and weight 5.700kg and her birth weight was 3kg is she normal and can I feed her?
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