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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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Losing Weight (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Is it normal for my newborn to be losing hair?

Thanks for asking!: Babies can lose hair on the back of their head by rubbing their head on the crib or bassinet. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

Is it normal for my baby to gain weight slowly?

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 more

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Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Is it possible for my baby to be overweight?

Yes: I have seen six month old babies who are obese - if mom responds every time a baby cries, with a bottle, The baby can become obese. Have your doctor check the height and weight for age, and calculate how many calories the baby needs and is getting. ...Read more

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My 9 weeks old baby is not eating much and seems to be losing weight and getting skinnier. What could be the reason?

My 9 weeks old baby is not eating much and seems to be losing weight and getting skinnier.  What could be the reason?

M.D. visit: The baby's growth pattern will be followed by your pediatrician. A record of what the baby is eating and the amount of formula will be helpful information. I would suggest that you review the baby's newborn CF screening test result with the office. ...Read more

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My 22 month old is almost strictly breastfed. He is in the normal weight range and gaining weight very regularly should I be concerned?

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

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Is it possible to lose about 44lbs in 2 months?

Is it possible to lose about 44lbs in 2 months?

Not healthy: This is not a healthy goal for weight loss. Eating correctly and getting exercise every day can help you with a reasonable goal of 2-3 pound weight loss per week. See a doctor or nutritionist if you want more help with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to weigh 109 pounds and be 5'6?

Is it normal to weigh 109 pounds and be 5'6?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible for me to loose my normal weight after doing abortion?

Is it possible for me to loose my normal weight after doing abortion?

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

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Is it normal to have weight gain after a cholecystectomy?

Is it normal to have weight gain after a cholecystectomy?

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

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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?

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?

More info: put your info into an online body mass index calculator. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm or http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/ Overweight is BMI>= 25 ...Read more

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My weight loss about 12kg in 2 month after not drinking sugar. It is that possible?

My weight loss about 12kg in 2 month after not drinking sugar. It is that possible?

Losing weight: Losing over 26 pounds (12 kg ) in two months is fairly rapid weight loss. You would have to currently be taking in a huge amount of sugar to (as a large part of your caloric intake) lose over 3 pounds a week just from not drinking sugar. ...Read more

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Is it normal to gain weight after a right hemi-colectomy?

Is it normal to gain weight after a right hemi-colectomy?

Sure: If you eat more and do less activity you will gain weight. If immediate post op or near surgery time it may be water retention which will eventually pass. ...Read more

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Is it worrying for a 13-year-old girl to still be losing baby teeth?

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

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My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

My baby is in the highest percentile for weight, does this mean he will be obese?

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 more

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Is it normal for my 14-month-old to weigh 19 lbs and be 30 in tall?

Is it normal for my 14-month-old to weigh 19 lbs and be 30 in tall?

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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