What is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the risks?

Gestation. Net. Look at dr. Gardosi's website on customized birthweights for your own characteristics. True growth restricted infants have increased risks for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life (diabetes mellitus, hypertension).

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Can you tell me what is defined as low birth weight (lbw) and what are the general risks?

Less than 2500g. For infant lbw or late prematurity frequent complications include low blood glucose, breathing problems (usually mild), difficulty maintaing body temperature and difficulty nipple feeding.