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What is the right amount of weight for my baby to be gaining per week?

What is the right amount of weight for my baby to be gaining per week?

1/2 pound per week: A half pound per week for the first two months is the usual rule of thumb; after that, a baby's birth weight should double by six months and triple by one year. ...Read more

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What are the signs of discomfort in an infant with reflux? He is gaining weight appropriately.

What are the signs of discomfort in an infant with reflux? He is gaining weight appropriately.

Infants with reflux: Symptoms of reflux in infants included: Recurrent vomiting - more than just the little urps that happen with burping. They may also have wheezing, coughing, and choking. Simple interventions for reflux? - Don't overfeed, frequent burping (every 1-2 ozs), keep the baby's head elevated for a generous 30 minutes after each feed and try to keep pressure off the belly.If it continues see pediatrician ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

37 weeks pregnant. When should my ob check my babies weight?

They have been: Chances are they have been at every visit in the 3rd trimester. Maybe they haven't done an ultrasound to check, but by measuring the size of your uterus, & watching the interval growth, they are monitoring the baby's growth, as accurately as if they were getting ultrasounds every visit! the error margin for an ultrasound measurement is so high, we only use it when the outside msr is off. ...Read more

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When will my infant double his weight at birth?

When will my infant double his weight at birth?

Depends: Most average babies double their birth weight by 4 mo and triple it by a year. A variety of factors can influence this to the greater or lesser side. ...Read more

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I weight 62 kilos & I have wear high heels forever but all suddently npw after 2 babies all kind of high heels are terrble to wear! got to do with it?

I weight 62 kilos & I have wear high heels forever but all suddently npw after 2 babies all kind of high heels are terrble to wear! got to do with it?

It might: Your center of gravity may have shifted with the pregnancy (changes in your pelvis, weight distribution, etc) and you may not now be used to how you are carrying your new figure/body distribution. Also, check your shoe size as this can sometimes change slightly after pregnancy. Ligaments also get looser during pregnancy, so steadying yourself may take a bit more work. ...Read more

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How effective is nutriprem milk in aiding low birth weight babies?

How effective is nutriprem milk in aiding low birth weight babies?

SGA and breastmilk: All the available data suggests that small for gestational age newborns benefit from exclusive breastfeeding . Not only these babies gain more weight with exclusive breastfeeding their IQ will also be higher compared to infants who were given infant formula. Check pediatrics june of this year. ...Read more

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Why would babies with transposition of great arteries have increased birth weight ?

Why would babies with transposition of great arteries have increased birth weight ?

Maternal diabetes: May be secondary to maternal (pre-gestational) diabetes that increases the risk of transposition of the great arteries, and with poorly controlled sugar, may lead to a large sized baby. ...Read more

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How much weight per week should my baby be gaining?

4 oz to 8 oz: Average baby gains about 1 to 2 lb a month . How ever every baby is different. Minimum weight gain should be at least a 4 oz /week. ...Read more

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How to increase the weight of an infant?

How to increase the weight of an infant?

Your pediatrician : Will want to assess your infant for genetic & other medical causes if the velocity of weight gain is truly lower than it should be. The velocities of growth of length, weight-for-length & head circumference are also important.There are many medical & psychosocial causes of pediatric undernutrition. Diagnosis is needed for optimal treatment ( as it is for all medical & behavioral disorders). ...Read more