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Doctor insights on: How Many Inches Should A Baby Grow By 5 Months

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What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

What's the average weight and length of a five months infant?

WHO Growth Charts: The world health organization (who) has done a wonderful job of standardizing normal. Check out this website to find your answer http://www.Who.Int/childgrowth/standards/en/. ...Read more

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How to treat a five month old infant?

How to treat a five month old infant?

Confusing question: Treat for what ?Questions posted on the site should contain basic background information and a specific question related to the data provided.Please start over.Questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more

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After grow spurts, so babies go back to eating the regular amount?

After grow spurts, so babies go back to eating the regular amount?

Growth spurts: Often after a growth spurt when a baby eats more they will settle back to their usual feedings. It does vary some. Most important is to follow the babies growth parameters with his/her doctor which let's you know he/she is growing! All the best. ...Read more

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Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Do premature babies grow up to be short adults?

Not necessarily: Extremely early or very low birth weight babies may be generally smaller in height and weight as adults than term babies, but many preterm babies grow to essentially normal height (genetically determined). ...Read more

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What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

Family trend?: Small heads can be a normal family trait. So can large heads. Head growth is a measure of brain growth, but is not a measure of brain function. Some babies have smaller heads but are very smart and healthy. Your pediatrician will carefully monitor growth and development. Any problems can be dealt with in an appropriate manner. ...Read more

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Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

Do formula-fed babies grow faster than breastfed babies?

No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read more

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My 10 wk son has a corn algy, where can I find info on this allergy? What are the odds of growing out it?Avg age babies grow out of allergies?

My 10 wk son has a corn algy, where can I find info on this allergy? What are the odds of growing out it?Avg age babies grow out of allergies?

WHY??: Why has your very young infant consumed corn products already? I would be interested in how this diagnosis was reached. If it was just a blood test, but he has never actually eaten corn, then i would not put a lot of bricks in that basket. And yes, kids can outgrow grain allergies. If your child actually has allergies at that very young age, you need to work closely with an allergist! ...Read more

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If an infant is exposed to black mold for four months, and is only five months, what can that cause? Is it a long-term exposure?

If an infant is exposed to black mold for four months, and is only five months, what can that cause? Is it a long-term exposure?

No problem: There are 500, 00 molds and half of them are black. Unless there is an active breathing problem at this time, there is not going to be any long term problem. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my five year old has pinworms and I have an infant not even a week old yet how could this effect him ?

Is it bad if my five year old has pinworms and I have an infant not even a week old yet how could this effect him ?

Pinworms: Enterobius vermicularis is a colonic intestinal parasite that is incredibly easy to spread among multiple family members. Treating everybody simultaneously and laundering any clothing and bedclothing likely to have become contaiminated is the best way to manage this. See your pediaticain. There are otc meds available but i cannot vouch for their efficacy. ...Read more