Ideal weight of infants

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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).
93210 tn?1287457826 The FDA's action approved Lap-Band for use only in patients at least 100 pounds overweight or patients who are at twice their ideal body weight and who have failed to lose weight by diet and exercise over an extended period of time. They did not want individuals who were looking for a quick weight loss surgery or were not previously under physicians care.
1330108 tn?1333680904 Pre-term breastmilk is specially tailored to best suit the needs of premature infants. 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.
Avatar f tn A rear-facing child safety seat does a better job of supporting the head, neck and spine of infants and toddlers in a crash, because it distributes the force of the collision over the entire body," said Dennis Durbin, M.D., F.A.A.P., a pediatric emergency physician and co-scientific director of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and lead author of the policy statement and accompanying technical report.
964234 tn?1331952807 On average, your baby should take in about 2 1⁄2 ounces (75 ml) of formula a day for every pound (453 grams) of body weight. But he probably will regulate his intake from day to day to meet his own specific needs. So instead of going by fixed amounts, let him tell you when he’s had enough. If he becomes fidgety or easily distracted during a feeding, he’s probably finished. If he drains the bottle and still continues smacking his lips, he might still be hungry.
1194973 tn?1385507504 1) start pumping to get a supply going of small store of expressed milk - in case Kylie takes breast milk better than formula and this milk can help her during a transition to formula (you may also want to consider goat's milk - more similar to breastmilk) 2) begin introducing solids more regularly. Finn loves solids and his consumption of breast milk has dropped a bit now that he is chowing down on solids.
Avatar f tn 185 2--Complementary foods rich in iron should be introduced gradually beginning around 6 months of age.186–187 Preterm and low birth weight infants and infants with hematologic disorders or infants who had inadequate iron stores at birth generally require iron supplementation before 6 months of age.148,188–192 Iron may be administered while continuing exclusive breastfeeding.
Avatar f tn Hint- if you are using powdered formula, you can put a couple of drops of simethicone (Mylicon gas drops) into the formula to get rid of the foam you get when you shake up the bottle. This can minimize gas from the bubbles in the bottle, and then will also help your baby pass the gas that gets into her system from normal feeding. In general, simethicone can be very helpful for gassy babies and is considered safe.
1454858 tn?1306787978 Before that age, young infants need only breastmilk or formula. In the first couple of months of life, a newborn generally feeds every 2 hours. If you are breastfeeding, offer up to 10-15 minutes on each breast; for formula feeding, offer about 2-3 ounces at each feeding. 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.
408496 tn?1269606950 Instead, look for contentment between feedings, alertness, good skin tone and steady weight gain — about 4 to 7 ounces a week for the first month. Know the signs of underfeeding. If your newborn isn't gaining weight, wets fewer than six to eight diapers a day or doesn't have regular bowel movements, seems sleepy all the time, and shows little interest in feeding, he or she may not be getting enough to eat. If you notice any of these signs or have concerns, call your baby's doctor.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors and welcome! It's a good day. Happy to see all of you. This is a great place to be to come off Tramadol. Welcome, snuggle down and get comfy.
167 tn?1374177417 Many paediatricians, psychologists and other child health experts now advocate co-sleeping, a foundation method of attachment parenting. The sleep patterns of infants who sleep apart from their mothers have been observed to be fitful and restless, with frequent awakening. They tend to suck more on their thumbs or inanimate objects, a sign of increased stress. Their core temperature drops, and they suffer an increase in stress hormones.
177988 tn?1266802499 My baby is 7 1/2 months now and I have lost all my baby weight and 14lbs more of the extra I was carrying before hand, your weight will come off in time but don't be worrying about that right now, enjoy your baby and your birthday!
Avatar f tn So, considering all the variables (height, weight, gender, medical history, assumption of honesty in reports of use, differences in drugs used, etc.), are there things you can say that would be safe for everyone? And no offense taken.
439903 tn?1380141482 =) Latrice that is so sweet about your little boy reading to the baby already. AWWW Speaking of reading to the babies, this weekend, my hubby and I bought 5 books for infants. Mostly farm animal books and we found this John Deere tractor book that was really neat. (MY hubby's family is big in farming.) I also got another set of girl/boy outfits. I know I shouldn't be doing all this shopping already. Note to self: it's still too early - must stop shopping~~~ I am so paranoid.
181575 tn?1250202386 I am reposting articles / summaries on the treatment management of chronic HepB. "cajim" located these articles which are quite informative. I thought about putting them on a seaprate Health Page but didn't think it was appropriate since we didn't write them. Let's make this a sort of "Unofficial Research Thread" or "URT" for this type of information. Let's keep this URT free of comments.
Avatar n tn The Paxil did work really well and after about another year I went off of it. Andi...... God bless you! You have more strength than me! If one of mine did that my husband would find me hanging from a tree somewhere.
Avatar f tn Infants were followed up to 6 months of age. Mothers of infants in the endemic area were 5-20 times more likely to have been exposed to B.Burgdorferi in the past compared to mothers of infants in the non-endemic area. Within the endemic cohort, there were no differences in the rate of major or minor malformations or birth weight by maternal LD history or cord blood serology. g. In 1999, Drs.
Avatar n tn as for gaining 40 pounds in one months, pregnancy wouldn't cause that kind of weight gain. you need to be evaluated by a physician.
148057 tn?1231430591 He sleeps with us most of the night, or in his swing (cradle swing) at the foot of our bed. PS-Why would we teach our baby that we're not there when he or she cries? That is just cruel. If they cannot feed, clothe, change themselves, why on earth should we expect them to soothe themselves at such a young age. They are only infants for such short time and in my opinion they need to be comforted, soothed and loved as much as possible! They won't always cry at night.
Avatar n tn I want to see if they will notice anything. I'm currently at 212. My ideal weight is around a max of 179. But, my bf% is well under 20%. In act it is around 15. But the problem areas are still there. No matter what I do the problem areas remain. I'll be running the 23 day plan. I hope this will get me where I need to be.
280891 tn?1261016650 Type 2 diabetes prevention is possible, with diabetes education, Type 2 diabetes diet, proper weight control, and exercise. Instead of controlling diabetes, simply get rid of it. Name James Kenney Chief Complaint Poorly controlled diabetes Weight 268 pounds Insulin 175 units per day Mr. Kenney was referred to my office from his nephrologist at St. Barnabus Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey. Mr.
334776 tn?1249972181 I don't remember the doc telling mea nything about the placenta...just saying I should quit becuase of the birth weight issue and preterm labor. I never had preterm labor, matter of fact I never WENT into labor that first time. I can tell you now that I am super glad I quit becuase I have two little ones with asthma now. I myself have allergies and asthma and its why they do as well. Now my mom is fighting to quit after 30 something years.
Avatar n tn Where I treat last year they were recommending all geno 1 biopsy due to their less than ideal chances of tx working to help make the tx decision. Geno 2 and 3 were all advised to treat regardless of liver condition and without a biopsy due to their increased chance of clearing in comparison to geno 1. I did not qualify for a biopsy regardless of geno due to my low platelet count. Attitudes and protocols change rapidly in this illness.
Avatar f tn This is followed by more recent advances in eliminating HBs antigen which is a reflection of the amount of intracellular cccDNA. Elimination of HBS antigen is regarded as an ideal end point of Hepatitis B treatment. However, HBS antigen loss does not imply total eradication of cccDNA which can still act as a template for viral replication. Only when protective levels of HBS antibodies are produced in such patients can we then safely declare them as under permanent hepatitis B control.
Avatar n tn I have hypothyroidism and just stopped taking the Kariva birthcontrol, since the bc. makes my levoxyl medication ineffective. I gained alot of weight. but now I am afraid with everyone saying they gained. How much weight did one gain.
Avatar n tn Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame. The bill would have also instituted independent studies on the problems existing in the population (seizures, changes in brain chemistry, changes in neurological and behavioral symptoms). It was killed by the powerful drug and chemical lobbies, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting public.
Avatar n tn At least you seem to be the kind of person who trusts your own judgment, and that is ideal. I know exactly what you mean when you say that you do not need an MD to tell you that your body is sensitive to the thyroid hormone. People with problems like yours and mine become very sensitively attuned to what is going on inside because our bodies do not give us any choice, right?!
Avatar n tn Stevia, a sweet food, NOT AN ADDITIVE, which helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ideal for diabetics, has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the F.D.A. For years, the F.D.A. has outlawed this sweet food because of their loyalty to MONSANTO. If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label-- DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!! Senator Howard Hetzenbaum wrote a bill that would have warned all infants, pregnant mothers and children of the dangers of aspartame.