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At what size is baby considered small?
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In brief: Depends
Newborns can be classified as small (sga), appropriate (aga), or large (lga) for gestational age.
These are determined by graphing their birth weight against their gestational age at birth.

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Newborns can be classified as small (sga), appropriate (aga), or large (lga) for gestational age.
These are determined by graphing their birth weight against their gestational age at birth.
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In brief: Depends
A baby can be considered small-for-gestational age if they are smaller than 95% of babies at that gestation.
If a baby is term, they would be compared to other babies delivered at term. Also, the chart compares them by weight and height. Babies under about 6 pounds at birth would be considered low weight if they were born at full term.

In brief: Depends
A baby can be considered small-for-gestational age if they are smaller than 95% of babies at that gestation.
If a baby is term, they would be compared to other babies delivered at term. Also, the chart compares them by weight and height. Babies under about 6 pounds at birth would be considered low weight if they were born at full term.
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