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How Much Should My Baby Weigh At 6 Months
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a foster child as of 7/18/2015, He was starved nearly to death weighing in at 19 lbs on that date. His DOB is 11/11/2009. (6 yrs old in november). He was exposed to an array of drugs. He had a club foot repair as an infant with casting, he has had
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quarter-pounder: At 16 wks of gestational age, the baby is still quite small--actually a bit less than 4 oz (less than a 1/4 pound). Most of the weight/size is actually amniotic fluid, placenta etc... The actual size of the guy/gal is very small--but grows more rapidly toward later in pregnancy. Maybe by 22-23 wks he/she will be a bout 1 pound. By 32-32 wks, maybe ~4lbs and by term of 40wks, 7.5 lbs. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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