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Why is my newborn losing weight?

Why is my newborn losing weight?

ALL babies do: This is a normal process in newborns. They body is made up with more water than older babies and this is mostly water weight loss. Normal babies lose up to 10% of their birth weight in the first few days, then get back to birth weight by 7-10 days of life, and then gain about an ounce per day or a pound every two weeks. If you are in those ranges, then you are alright. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Why is my newborn baby losing weight?

Why is my newborn baby losing weight?

This is normal: Babies lose 5-10% of their weight the first week. Most babies regain their birth weight by 10 days of life. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing weight?

Is it normal for my newborn to be losing weight?

Depends : You didn't mention how many days old the baby is. Babies can lose weight in the first 7 days of life, then should get back to birth weight by two weeks. At this point baby should be gaining a half ounce to an ounce daily. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a baby about a month ago and i want to lose weight, but my newborn sleeps every 2 hours. How do I exercise while keeping up my home.?

I had a baby about a month ago and i want to lose weight, but my newborn sleeps every 2 hours. How do I exercise while keeping up my home.?

Housework + Baby = : Exercise! learn how to use the "football hold" or "colic carry" from a nursery nurse, & you'll have at least one free hand & 2 legs for zumba. Nursing burns calories, so eat at the very least 1500 cal/day. See www.Aap.Org parent handouts (healthy child section) for tips on putting her in her crib on her back, drowsy but awake, so she'll self-calm & consolidate sleep by 4 mos. Nap when she naps. ...Read more

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Im 19 and i weigh 339 pounds i wanna lose weight but i dont have alot of time i have a newborn what are some easy ways to lose weight?

Im 19 and i weigh 339 pounds i wanna lose weight but i dont have alot of time i have a newborn what are some easy ways to lose weight?

No easy way, but: with some determination, not wishes, you can lose weight, given that you have a new born, that puts more stress on your life, some time management, diet and exercise would do the trick, takes time though, drink lots of fluids, half of your plate would be vegetables/ green salad, lots of fruits, walk at least 30 minutes 5 times/ week, good luck ...Read more

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When do newborns start to lose their fat cheeks?

When do newborns start to lose their fat cheeks?

It depends: There is no single answer to this question as it depends on a number of factors to include nutrition and genetics. This makes it difficult to give any specific timeframe. ...Read more

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What is the average weight of a newborn?

7 and 1/2 lbs: Full-term babies (born between 37 and 40 weeks) weigh somewhere between 5 pounds 8 ounces (2, 500 grams) and 8 pounds, 13 ounces (4, 000 grams). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the average weight for a newborn?

Average Wt: The average weight of a newborn is about 7 1/2 pounds. That can vary depending on the parents' size, the mother's health, and whether or not the baby is born at term. ...Read more