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Newborn Weight Percentiles
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My newborn son isn't gaining much weight. He eats 2-4oz every 2-3 hrs. He is currently 8lbs9oz at 8 weeks old. He was born 7lb4oz. Anything I can do?
I disagree: I don't agree that he is not gaining enough weight. You have to remember he likely lost weight in the first week after he was born - usually about 8 ounces. That being said, the baby has gained nearly 2 pounds in the past 7 weeks. That's more than adequate weight gain, and I wouldn't make any changes in what you are doing. Continue to make sure you attend all routine baby check-ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ounce per day: One half to one ounce per day would be about average. ...Read more
Newborn lost weight. Hes 8.6lbs from 8.15 in 10 days. Dr says feed every 3 hrs. Why so often?Should i just go straight formula
Being a mom: No. You are doing just fine. Your doctor is right. This recommendation is not extreme, abnormal, or 'too often'. ...Read more
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
Newborn is 1mth old and weighs 9lb 12oz. I'm feeding her 2.5oz of formula. Is this enough for her current weight? Or shud she be drinking more?
Volume counts: Babies have a stomach capacity of about half their pound weight in ounces.A 10 lb baby should be able to accommodate 5 oz and pushing the volume up gradually can help increase the time between feedings. As long as baby empties every bottle they can probably handle a little more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby lost weight before my milk came in is my newborn goin to gain his weight back and more now that I have milk?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has so much hard time getting milk out for my newborn son. We have to use formula milk for the baby so he doesn't loos weight. Is that normal?
My newborn keeps being sick after a feed , mostly it is milk but it has been yellow a few times and he is slightly under weight.Is this normal ?
Yes: Would make sure he has been burped well and hold him upright for 30 minutes after his feed. Follow his voiding and stooling closely. If he is not peeing and pooing then you should have him checked at the doctor. If it is projectile(across the room) or pine green i would have him evaluated immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My newborn is only getting in 7 or 8 feedings a day of breast milk every 2.5-3 hours. He is gaining weight. Is this ok even though they say 8-12/day?
Breast feeding: As long as your infant is content and gaining weight 7-8 feedings are fine. Feeding8-12 times a day will only tire you out even more than 7-8 times is doing. Im sure you will hear a different opinion from those who subscribe to the la leche philosophy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a newborn male baby with birth weight 3.5kgs.. He is 4 weeks now has nasal congestion wght 4.8kgs.Breastfeeding. Is it bcoz of what i ate?
Stuffy nose syndrome: It has nothing to do with what you eat. Babies breath through their noses and get a lot of mucous in their nose. If the room in which they sleep, is too hot or very dry the problem can get worse. Use the bulb syringe that was given to you at birth and as suggested saline nose drops.A room temp of 68 degrees is good and humidity should be between25-30 percent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more
Affects babies <1mo: In cultures where tetanus immunization is not common, babies are born without any tetanus protection they would otherwise gain from their mother. If you add this to inconsistant hygene, unsterile tools used at delivery, or the application of dung(in some cultures) to speed the separation of the umbilical cord stump, these babies may acquire tetanus and die in the first month. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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