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How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

How much do babies usually weigh when they are born?

Depends: this depends on the gestational age of the baby at the time of birth (how many weeks was the pregnancy). Babies who are born full term can vary in weight. The growth chart available from the cdc can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l017.pdf ...Read more

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Is it true that birth at high altitudes causes babies to weigh less?

Is it true that birth at high altitudes causes babies to weigh less?

Yes: Pregnancy at high altitudes is associated with lower birth weight, at least among women who are not genetically from areas that are adapted to very high altitudes. But that lower birth weight does not seem to be associated with any significant or lasting health risks. ...Read more

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Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

Do exclusively nursed babies weigh less than formula fed babies?

No and Yes: They weigh more early in the first six months of life, then typically less by a year of life. More importantly, they then weigh less for the rest of their life. Breastfed babies have lower obesity rates for life, that is. ...Read more

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2 babies both weighing 5lbs 9oz.One was born @ 35.5wks and the other was born@ 40wks.Was the full term small for 40wk or the 35wk one big for preterm?

2 babies both weighing 5lbs 9oz.One was born @ 35.5wks and the other was born@ 40wks.Was the full term small for 40wk or the 35wk one big for preterm?

Growth restriction: A term baby weighing 5 lb 9 oz suggests some problems with the health of the placenta, maternal high blood pressure, or other issue that lead to baby not filling out in the normal way.Most will recover their weight after birth and experience catch up growth over the first year, unless the infant has a medical condition that led to the lower weight in the first place. ...Read more

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Does formula (similac advance) make babies fat or chubby? Do all babies go through that chubby phase? At my son 1month check up he weigh 10pounds

Does formula (similac advance) make  babies fat or chubby? Do all babies go through that chubby phase? At my son 1month check up he weigh 10pounds

No: It is not the formula but maybe the amount he is being fed. Review his intake with your doctor. Most babies double their birth weight between 2-3 months. All the best. ...Read more

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Do babies with Down syndrome usually weigh more or less in the womb?

Do babies with Down syndrome usually weigh more or less in the womb?

No correct answer: Children with down's syndrome have certain features that are indicative while in utero. Weight is not one of them. In utero weight is dependent on so many factors including maternal factors that fetal weight cannot be used with any accuracy. In my experience, children with down syndrome often weigh similar to their siblings in utero. ...Read more

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How much should my baby weigh?

How much should my baby weigh?

7 lbs: There is no specific weight that is normal. The range for a full term newborn is 5 and 1/2 lbs to about 9 lbs. Otherwise the weight vary per age. More important than the actual weight is whether the baby is continuing to grow in the expected manner which follows the percentiles in the growth chart. ...Read more

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How much should my baby weigh at me being 32 weeks.?

How much should my baby weigh at me being 32 weeks.?

See below: At 32 weeks gestation average measurements: length:16.69 inches weight: 3.75 pounds or for metric fans... Length: 42.4 cm weight: 1702 grams. ...Read more

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