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Is It Normal For My Newborn To Be Losing Weight
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Yes: It really depends on what you term "slowly." there are standardized growth curves that most babies will follow, within reasonable variation, that your pediatrician uses to track your baby's growth patterns. As long as your baby grows generally along normal gaining patterns, things are probably good. Remember, growth often has slow and faster periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 9 weeks old baby is not eating much and seems to be losing weight and getting skinnier. What could be the reason?
My 22 month old is almost strictly breastfed. He is in the normal weight range and gaining weight very regularly should I be concerned?
??Concern??: There are many aboriginal cultures that strictly breast feed up to 2y before graduating the infant to the tribal foods. These cultures seem to thrive so we know it can be done. The problem comes with the lack of interest adding new foods as expected with older kids. Bm is superior up to a yr/but afterward the nurturing is the prime benefit. If kid will let that go it is ok to move along. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 2 year old boy to have what feels to be a fast heartbeat? Is it normal for the age
Normal: In the range of 115... Hope that helps ...Read more
You decide: I've known a few beauty models who've matched this. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you while you're able to take part in the fitness activities you enjoy & keep up with the others. "ideal weight" charts are subscience / entertainment. You're in charge -- stay fit and your weight will adjust to what's right. ...Read more
My son is 18 month and his weight is 9.5 kg is that under weight or is it still oki and how much should he weight in that age?
He is...: ...At roughly the 10th percentile, which is normal if that's where he's been. If he was 50th percentile at 15months and 75th percentile at 12 months, he is not growing properly. If he has been 10th percentile all along, he's fine. It doesn't matter what percentile he's in, it matters how he's been growing. ...Read more
Is it normal for my body to lose only 2.5 kg, while having a healthy diet and few exercises, for 28 days?Or is it due to low metabolism?
Weight loss: The abortion procedure (medical or surgical) will not produce weight loss for patients less than 12 weeks gestation. For procedures greater than that gestation there is a weight loss of 4 to 5 lbs. of fluid. If obesity was present at the time of pregnancy, then a diet and exercise program can be initiated after the abortion procedure check up at 2 weeks. ...Read more
Being pregnant: Yes. Of course. There is very little room left. ...Read more
Yes: Not uncommon, mainly because you feel so much better that you can eat everything that you could not eat before. I don't know if this is 'normal' but in my experience it is not uncommon. ...Read more
Iam 21 yrs old and my height is 5.4 and my weight is nearly 70 so is it over weight then what should be done?
Eruption Pattern: Every child is different. No one answer will satisfy your question. Ask the child's dentist their opinion on her eruption pattern. ...Read more
No: Percentiles simply measurements based on a point in time - the trends are what's important. If height and weight are at the top of the chart - perhaps your family is tall? There are many explanations. However, if weight is much higher than height relatively, your doctor may raise concerns. Follow the trends - and focus on healthy eating, not necessarily the weight percentile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FALLS WITHIN NORMAL: It is normal the weight may be lower percentile but still normal, also we dont know the birth weight and birth history you should discuss your concern with your babies pediatrician at the next visit.Baby should be walking by now. ...Read more
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