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Mature Overweight Moms
Lots of people...: ...Traditionally and for cultural reasons think that a fat baby is a healthy baby. After a great deal of study into both growth and obesity, we now know that this is not true. It is not healthy to be obese at any time in your life, from cradle to grave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Corrected age is : Used till age 2 (40 weeks - gestational age). Velocity of growth of head, wt. & length& wt.-for-length ratio matters > than being. ...Read more
Depends On Control: There is no single digit answer you can apply to an individual patient. One brazillian study in 2011 found that 14% of 400 women delivered prematurely, but the rate really depends on how well the mother controls her disease, other issues like preeclampsia, and the reason for delivery (poor control can cause other problems for the mom/baby that could require a cesarean section before 38 weeks). ...Read more
Yes: I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed. Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Teenagers would not have "bay" fat.Get a more detailed answer ›
What normal weight/height gain for 7 months premature baby boy who born at birth 1.67 kg and height at 41 cm. Breastfeeding and now 3.5 months old. ?
Needs more calories: You haven't mentioned how premature was your baby,but my guess he was born at 31-32 weeks gestation,at 1.67 kgs,now at age 7 months he is 3.5 kgs,doubled his birth weight,but still needs more,hope his other developmental milestones are fine.Usually premature babies catch up with normal growth after 2-3 months,I am afraid breastfeeding alone isn't enough,he needs more nutrition,see his doctor ...Read more
3 yr well child check up. 30.6lbs 38 1/4 inches. Bmi 14.7. Birth size 6lbs 12 oz. 21 inches. He is smaller than kids younger than him. Is that normal?
Normal range: From your listed points, the child was at the 21% for weight at birth and 36% at 3y. His length was at the 90% (hard to get good measures then) at birth & is 72% at 3 years. These are well within the normal range for growth in kids. He is a bit leaner & taller than his age equivalent peers. ...Read more
Can belly fat accumulate in different proportions among sisters , i know a family where obese younger girl has more belly fat than her old obese sister?
Variable: Where fat accumulates can vary from person to person depending upon their genetic predisposition, height, weight, Insulin resistance, etc. In all of them, however, it relates to weight gain increasing Insulin resistance, and can be improved by diet, exercise and weight loss -- + medication if needed. Check w/doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The prevailing information when i looked into this stated a firm preference for mothers voice was established by 8 hours(compaired to similar sounding women) with dad trailing behind a bit at 24 hrs. So the answer is sort of both yes and no. I find it amazing that a newborn can sort out all the new sounds they have to deal with that soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mother is obese52 lb weight gain, has GD, Pre-eclampsia, male infant, EFA at 35W4D, 8lbs. Fundal height 4 weeks ahead. C-section or vaginal??
Health benefits: Studies have shown life long health benefits with as few as a couple weeks of bf. Its health value exceeds that of formulas to at least 8-9m, where the introduction of solids & decline in volume seem to show less defined benefit. ...Read more
Prematurely born 28 weeks. 29 male, asthma since birth, 99lbs, 5'6" but bones like kids, small built body thin. wana gain weight but can't. so small?
Yes: Some do, though not very commonly.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hii, I have 17 months twin baby girls. Elder one has10.5 kg weight n younger one has 8.5 kgs..So how can I increase my younger baby weight..?
No: I find it varies with the child. I have many bf kids that track 1-2 growth zones above their lenght zone for the first 2 years and settle back down as the get older to be consistent with healthy growth. Parents that confuse sucking activity with hunger are more likely to overfeed baby since volume not as limited as breast would be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers