Ideal weight for infant

Common Questions and Answers about Ideal weight for infant


Avatar n tn There is no ideal weight for infants and children; however, instead the weight and height are based on ranges as per age and where the weight/height relates by percentiles. His weight is just below the 5th percentile for his age. Guideline for a 9-12 month old child should eat the following: Formula (6-8oz) 3-5 feedings a day, Dairy 1 serving a day – cheese (1/2 oz) or yogurt (1/2 cup). Starch 2 feedings a day – Infant Cereal (2-4 Tbsp), bread (1/2 slice), crackers (2), or pasta (3-4 Tbsp).
189192 tn?1261345228 As soon as it was time for him to upgrade into the front facing car seat, I couldn't wait to by a nice light weight stroller. I finally decided on Kooper by Joovy. I am SO IN LOVE with it. It is light, stylish, folds very easily and it reclines. Here is the link to the one I bought ( I love yellow!) And here is the link to the site:
93210 tn?1287457826 I don't do the operation myself but I'm very familiar with it, and without doubt if I were going to have weight loss surgery, or refer someone for it, I'd choose lap band over bypass, for every possible reason: it's much safer, by far. The weight loss is not as rapid, but over time it's the same; in fact, there's more chance of long-term weight gain with bypass than with banding. It's adjustable; it's easily removeable, should that be necessary. It's cheaper.
Avatar f tn I'm totally fine w/not breastfeeding exclusively (is ideal, but not a reality for me) as I never tried that to begin with. Its just that I find the fussiness, excessive gas, & crying happen after she's given formula (I have a bit of experience w/this as I supplemented my son also & used the same formula & he was perfectly fine 4 yrs ago), so there's a cause & effect.
172023 tn?1334675884 I always try to remember to drink water before I reach for something but I think we also have to remember that 6 small meals is ideal for our shrinking stomachs (and helps keep that nasty heartburn at bay!). Angela - I have a big mug (a plastic one) that I got at my last birth. I know it's 32-ounces so I try to drink about 3-4 of them a day. Perhaps if you get a special mug or cup that has the ounces marked on it it can help keep track of water intake.
Avatar f tn My daughter just turned 4 this month and was referred to a pediatric opthamologiat for recurring chalazions..... after a check up visit to make sure the compresses has worked they did an eye exam. After refraction with drops she found an astigmatism of .75 in left eye and 1.5 in right eye. She wrote a script for the right eye to address the astigmatism . Do you think this is necessary? Or can my daughter still be growing and be reduced naturally toward 1 or lower diopter ?
Avatar f tn 131 Exclusive breastfeeding has been shown to provide improved protection against many diseases and to increase the likelihood of continued breastfeeding for at least the first year of life. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think it all boils down to do what works for you and your infant, being careful not to substitute any major portion of infant formula with cereals or other foods.
Avatar m tn There are several of us on here who have a similar eye complaint: seeing a bright flash, like the afterimage of a flash bulb, when we blink, and sometimes, on upgaze. This is transient symptom for most of us, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. When the "spot" in our visual field passes over a dark background, the spot appears light. When the spot passes over a light background, it appears dark.
Avatar m tn what is small,medium VSD. will there be weight loss in these cases. in general what is ideal weight gain in the first month.
Avatar f tn Baby Isn't Out Yet, But I Have Played With It And Can't Wait To Use It! Everything About It Is Easy And Convenient. Seems Like It Will Be Ideal For My New Little Princess.
1222635 tn?1366399886 I think this is a common misconception. If a baby was born in the 40% for weight and 60% for height, for long as they stay in similar percentiles as they grow it's fine...they don't need to match for height/weight. make sense? it usually is a better sign though like tired said when the height is a higher percentile because a baby with a higher weight isn't going to have the same issues if they're taller than a shorter baby with the same weight...
Avatar n tn By therapist, I'm sure they mean Speech or Occupational Therapy. My son had Speech Therapy as an infant for choking and stuff, he had low muscle tone and weak reflex.....So, I assume a speech pathologist would be the better help here.
1149221 tn?1304831566 I hate induction, it's just a method of making babies more convenient for our lives. Aren't we supposed to give up the lives we once had when we become parents anyways? So waiting an extra week or two to go into labor, which will happen on it's own anyways, should be NORMAL.
148691 tn?1260198503 For most experienced moms this is probably down right STUPID.... not for me... anything involving my child crying is stupid, PERIOD. I just got off the phone with the babysitter, and I've been suspecting she lets Maddie 'cry it out' when putting her down for a nap.... I asked her if she and for how long does she let her cry when putting her down for naps, and she just freshly blurted out: 'oh... well, sometimes for 5 minutes, sometimes 10, 15 minutes, sometimes longer......
1330108 tn?1333680904 The World Health Organization and UNICEF recommend it as ”an unequalled way of providing ideal food for healthy growth and development”. Breastfeeding baby helps decrease insulin requirements in diabetic mothers. Breastfeeding may help stabilise the progress of maternal endometriosis. Breastmilk protects against hemophilus b. bacteria as much as 5-10 years later. Non breastfed babies require longer pre- and post-surgical fasting, as breastmilk is considered a “clear fluid” like water.
167 tn?1374177417 It was 107/66! That is excellent for 37 weeks. I knew it wasn't high though, since I have absolutely no swelling. Honestly, I feel probably better than I have for weeks. How can that be?! I'm supposed to be miserable right now, right? Well, I'm not. Thank GOD! I can hold out for a few more weeks. It sounds like my doctor may try to strip my membranes if I want her to at my next appt but I'm not sure if I want her to. She checked me today and last week I was closed and 20% effaced.
Avatar f tn html In a new policy statement published in the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat, which can be found on the back of the seat. Previously, the AAP advised parents to keep kids rear-facing as long as possible, up to the maximum limit of the car seat, and this has not changed.
964234 tn?1331952807 org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/Getting-Started-with-Solid-Foods.aspx When your infant is able to sit independently and grab for things to put in her mouth, it’s time to begin introducing solid foods. Start with simple, basic foods such as rice cereal. You should add breast milk or warm formula to the cereal, mixing about 1 tablespoon of cereal with every 4 to 5 tablespoons of breast milk.
Avatar n tn In so far as the meds are concerned, the main concern for pediatricians is that a med will cause sleepiness in an infant and cause them not to feed enough and thus gain weight/thrive. As they grow it becomes less of a concern because the baby is bigger and absorbs less due to food intake and increasing size. Most drug companies will say its not a good idea to take meds during lactation as they never study the drug on newborns or breastfeeding Moms, ethics will not allow it.
Avatar f tn Smoking while pregnant increases you risk of still birth (baby being born dead), miscarriage, and low weight at birth. In addition there are some studies that link SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) to smoking while pregnant. SIDS occurs when your baby randomly dies and there is no known direct reason or explanation. Is the risk worth it? I hope you say no and quit.
368461 tn?1291519187 Hi - my husband and I currently live in Chicago but decided we want to get back to the West coast to raise our family. The weather is far better than having to be in doors for 6 months out of the year. Hubby asked last night if we should relocate before* the baby comes - and I am trying to weight the pros/cons. I really love my DRs and where we will have this baby in Chicago - but Marin County (near SF has great facilities too).
377493 tn?1356505749 I am returning to work February 1st after a years maternity leave. I am only going back part time, Mon to Wed, 8am to 4pm. I am now looking for child care for Ryder. Most of the licensed Daycare centers only want children from 18 months up, and part time is really hard as they tend to prefer the full time children. So it looks like it will be a day home (not sure if we use the same terminology here, so to explain..that is a private home where they are not required to be licensed.
349463 tn?1333575176 I figure we have 4 to 6 weeks left so I still have time, but my nesting instinct is telling me to do it right now. I'm missing a going home outfit for me and my belly bandit. Yesterday I pulled out the infant carseat and got it all cleaned up and ready. It feels weird lugging that thing around again. I can't believe I'll have a baby in it soon.
Avatar n tn Your friends baby may be fine but that's luck, not guarantee. The risks are increased for sudden infant death, asthma, underweight, premature birth. Stay strong!
1454858 tn?1306787978 As your newborn gets older, she will tend to eat more at each feeding. If your infant produces 6 wet diapers a day and is gaining weight regularly, then she usually is getting enough food calories. Discuss your infant's feeding and growth with her pediatrician at each check-up. Once your infant is between four and six months of age, she may start showing signs of readiness for solid foods.
408496 tn?1269606950 I copied this from the Mayo Clinic's website Stick with breast milk or formula In most cases, breast milk is the ideal food for babies. Breast-feeding provides physical and emotional benefits for both mothers and newborns, and most experts recommend exclusive breast-feeding for at least the first six months of life.Whether you feed your newborn breast milk or formula, avoid giving water, juice or other fluids. Introducing these liquids too soon can cause diarrhea.
Avatar m tn I just can't agree with TamraW on this one. I believe there's a difference between the "ideal" levels for someone on meds with a diagnosed thyroid disease and someone who has not been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder, never mind a disease, and is not on meds. Yes, the recommendation for those of us on meds for FT4 is midrange, FT3 is upper half to upper third.
167 tn?1374177417 ) Attachment parenting is the antithesis of ‘controlled crying’, which has been a controversial technique used by many parents to train their babies to fall asleep by themselves. The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI) has issued a position statement regarding this practice, which is unequivocal and unambiguous.
335728 tn?1331418012 I can relate to that my dear...the weight is bad but the other side effects are equally nasty in my mind. I was last on IV Solumedrol and wasn't given a weaning dose of prednisone so I feel that a lot of the problem was withdrawal from the prednisone? Not sure but not anxious to undergo that **** again any time soon! I have been VERY careful not to get overheated and it hasn't been overly warm here in the last week or so.
Avatar n tn Studies show over and over that being uncircumsized can be problematic health wise for you but mostly for your partners, it can make you more prone to a variety of ptoblems. To blame your parents for doing what millions of parents are advised to do when their child is born seems ridiculous to me. I mean, come on. Surgically trying to change it is likely to cause you more problems than it could possibly solve.