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What is the average weight/height for preemies as compared to their peers?
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Variable
This depends greatly on how premature an infant is and whether or not there are intestinal issues like bowel resection from nec or breathing issues like bpd which could impair weight gain.

In brief: Variable
This depends greatly on how premature an infant is and whether or not there are intestinal issues like bowel resection from nec or breathing issues like bpd which could impair weight gain.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. H. William Sepp
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
The average weight and height for a premature infant depends or several factors.
The most important is the gestational age at delivery. Obviously the earlier the age at delivery, the smaller the neonate will be. Other factors such as maternal illnesses, infections or substance use can affect the size of premature infants as well. Special growth charts for premature infants are available.

In brief: Depends
The average weight and height for a premature infant depends or several factors.
The most important is the gestational age at delivery. Obviously the earlier the age at delivery, the smaller the neonate will be. Other factors such as maternal illnesses, infections or substance use can affect the size of premature infants as well. Special growth charts for premature infants are available.
Dr. H. William Sepp
Dr. H. William Sepp
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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
In brief: Always Growing!
Most premies were growing at the same rate as their counterparts who made it to term--only the premies came came out sooner! once they're born, premies tend to grow quickly.
As a rule of thumb, most are "caught-up" in growth by their second birthday. And, to help put things in perspective, i know some ex-premies, now adults, who can dunk a lot better than their full-term counterparts!

In brief: Always Growing!
Most premies were growing at the same rate as their counterparts who made it to term--only the premies came came out sooner! once they're born, premies tend to grow quickly.
As a rule of thumb, most are "caught-up" in growth by their second birthday. And, to help put things in perspective, i know some ex-premies, now adults, who can dunk a lot better than their full-term counterparts!
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
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