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What Is The Right Amount Of Weight For My Baby To Be Gaining Per Week
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
??not gaining??: A baby girl born at an average weight at 37 wks is actually at average weight at 11wks if she weighs 11lb. The best way to come up with good growth expectations for your baby is to have regular followup with your pcp and have growth parameters plotted on a growth chart at each visit. If the plotted features show that growth is slowing, proper testing can be done. ...Read more
My 11 week old baby has pooh that looks like foam. Is this a problem? She is otherwise happy and gaining weight.
I'm 32 weeks and still have a small stomach...if my stomach isn't big does that mean the baby isn't gaining weight? could I still have a normal size baby?
How much weight can I lose per week without affecting my breast milk providing that my baby is six weeks old?
Depends: Some women swell during pregnancy and will naturally lose more weight in the first few months of breastfeeding. Most mothers who are breastfeeding lose weight 2-4 months after birth when their milk supply starts to increase you develop a strong routine. I think it's more important to focus on the quality of foods in your diet and to follow up with your physician to make sure you are healthy. ...Read more
I'm 12 weeks pregnant and 266lbs I am only gaining the weight of the baby placenta fluid and sack will my baby still be healthy if I keep doing this?
Yes: Recommended weight gain: Underweight 40 lb. Average weight 25-35 lb. Overweight 15 lb. Baby weight roughly 8 lb, placenta 2 lb., fluid 2 lb., ncreased size of uterus 2 lb., increased blood volume 2 lb. Remaining increase in weight is increased breast size, fat stores, fluid stores. To give you a guideline. Good luck! ...Read more
Im 27 weeks pregnant and lately i don't feel like eating too much, maybe twice a day or 3 meals sometimes, my baby is ok gaining weight, why i feel this?
Likely ok: This is common . See how much you've gained thus far. If > 15 lbs not much worry. Have 4-5 small meals /day and keep f/u appt 1-2 wks. ...Read more
I am 22 weeks pregnant.I am not gaining any weight, even reduced 1kg but baby growth is normal. I have gestational diabetes. I am worried..Plz help.
Not uncommon: A lot depends on what your weight was at the beginning. Many women lose weight in the first half of the pregnancy then gain it back later. Also the body is very good about feeding the baby, sometimes at your expense, meaning you could be losing some bone or muscle mass. Also, i see many heavy women who have a hard time maintaining weight on a diabetic diet when they eliminate a lot of junk/carbs. ...Read more
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