Normal weight and height for infants

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172023 tn?1334675884 Doctors typically define overweight as a body mass index (BMI) of between 25 and 30 and obesity as a BMI of 30 and above. BMI is based on weight and height; for example, a 5-foot-6-inch tall woman weighing between 115 and 154 pounds would have a BMI in the normal range. But children born to overweight or obese moms face a rise in risk for preterm birth or being larger than normal at delivery, with extra fat, Catalano noted.
Avatar n tn The circumference of his head has consistently been in the 95th (or higher) percentile, while his height and weight have levelled out at around 25th percentile. MOre importantly, from my understanding, his head is growing at a faster rate than his overall skeletal growth. To look at him, he has a perfectly round and really beautiful head! But, the charts concern the doctor and she has us all worried about hydrocephaly.
Avatar n tn In normal, healthy infants, the rate of increase of the head circumference, the length, and the weight is usually quite similar even though the head, the length, and weight may not follow the same growth lines(curves). Head growth usually reflects growth of the underlying brain. Some normal infants do have disproportionately large heads compared to their lengths and weights. Indeed, some families simply have healthy members with much larger heads - a benign familial pattern.
171768 tn?1324233699 Even the ped admitted that long term studies haven't been done on prevacid and infants, but the drug reps keep giving them samples for infants and parents are reporting that babies are doing well on it. Her next appointment is tomorrow and we're going to discuss pepcid. Apparently it is fruit-flavored as well, but since it's commercially available, it's shelf-life would be longer than DH's homebrew.
93210 tn?1287457826 All I do is take a strong laxative and wait for the gas to move out. It works for me anyway. As fas as the weight loss surgery goes, I'm pretty sure you have to be at least 100 pounds over weight to qualify. But maybe there are exceptions. I guess you probably need to talk to your doctor for both questions.
Avatar n tn I nursed my dd for 4.5 months and my ds for 17 months. I hated pumping and you deserve a medal for the huge commitment you made. If you want to stop, stop. You have given your baby a wonderful start. If you want to continue do so, or do a combination of both.
Avatar f tn I know you said that your baby is very healthy and YAY to your for that, my nephew is 9 and a half months and he is only in the 10% for head, weight and height and he eats very well too. He would never drink water though, he'll drink the heck out of decaf tea with sugar but not water.
Avatar f tn It makes it very difficult when you can't tell the difference between what a normal baby goes through during different stages and what a neonatal Graves baby goes through. One doctor tells me her symptoms are normal for a 4 month old and then another doctor tells me they are her neonatal Graves symptoms. It's very confusing. I'm doing well on PTU and do not want to have RAI or surgery. I've been doing a lot of reading and I've decided against those options for the time being.
Avatar n tn She did have weight to lose before getting pregnant but she is big. I am 7 weeks now and normal weight and except for a beer gut I don't think I even look pregnant. I guess this is normal? Everyone is different?
Avatar n tn Some long-term studies indicate that children prenatally exposed to heroin suffer from below-average weight and length, adjustment problems, and psycholinguistic and other ability deficits through six years of age (and, in Olofsson et al. [1983] through age 10) (Deren 1986; Olofsson et al. 1983; Wilson et al. 1979). Studies of prenatal methadone exposure report some association with initial developmental deficits.
Avatar n tn both my husband and me are of normal stature and do not have any disorder. also his stools are semi liquid and of dark green color, at times mucousy. should i put him on formula?
Avatar n tn While in the NICU they go over everything that could go wrong with a preemie and CP being one of them. My son is now 19 months and is doing well. He is at 100% on height and weight and is a very smart boy. He always gibbers although you can't understand a word he is saying. He smiles a lot and finally is starting to enjoy cuddles and being held. For the longest time he was very stiff. It was very hard to hold him.
544684 tn?1240121600 Both her weight and height are below the 5th percentile for her age. Was she born premature or the females in the family petite? She is under the normal weight for her age, however, if she has been gaining weight at a steady rate (even if it has been slow) she maybe just small in stature. If not, then she would be underweight. Soy base formula is given to infants so she can have soy milk, soy yogurt, soy ice cream.
Avatar m tn I'm not on any medication other than lanzoprazil for acid reflux and st. John's Wort. I have trouble sleeping and sometimes take temazapam, grind my teeth, and have ongoing sinus problems, for which I was using nasal decongestants, until I read that they often have cortisol in them, which can cause CSR, and possibly the other problem. I've also heard coffee and chocolate can affect CSR.
Avatar n tn She may appear thin due to her stature is higher than her weight; however, she is within the growth chart which indicates she is normal for her age. At 3 months old you can start to give her infant cereal. Here is a guideline for an 3-6 month old child should eat the following on a daily basis: Breast-milk or infant formula (2-4oz) 8-12 feedings per day, Infant cereal (1-2 Tablespoons) 1-2 feedings per day. Give the rice cereal by spoon.
Avatar n tn Her weight is just below the 90th percentile and her height is above the 95th percentile for her age which indicates she is within normal range for her age. You did not mention if she is drinking her infant formula too. If so, then she is getting all her needed nutrients from the formula. She is growing, from her measurements, so she is doing fine. Infants usually favor the fruits over vegetables due to the sweet taste and that is ok as long as the fruits are 100% fruit and has no added sugar.
1366363 tn?1280330984 I had an underactive thyroid for many years and was on synthroid for it. I'm a long distance runner and fitness is a huge part of my life, my diet is great and my weight is a little on the low side. Had my cholesterol checked and it came back sky high! Had my thyroid labs repeated and my numbers were off. This was all a long time ago and I've since had thyroid cancer and a whole lot of other drama but I just wanted to say that you are right in looking at that as a connection.
Avatar n tn They immediately did and EKG (for the chest pain and shortness of breath), it came back normal. They did a chest CT Scan (with dye), it came back "Excellent", the Er doc's word. They diagnosed me with Acid Reflux gave me some pill that helped about 90%, so I thought I would be better... But my blood pressure was lower but not normal. They sent me home with prescription for Pepcid (which helped, but think it made my bowels shredded and greenish/ diarrhetic like).
Avatar f tn If the measurements are correct, her weight is just below the 50th percentile and her height is on the 95th percentile which indicates she is normal for her age. She may appear thin due to her high stature. As a guideline for a 0-4 months old child should eat the following: Breast-milk or Formula (2-4oz) 8-12 feedings a day which decreases to 4-6 feedings (6-8oz each feeding) a day from the age 4-6months. Suggest you relax when you are feeding her.
15480 tn?1302533402 which I was suprised and she was 30 inches long she is in the 85th percentile for weight and 80th for height so she is still a pretty big girl. Tomorrow is Eva's big day-yay!!!! I bet you are busy preparing!! E-mail me some pics!!
Avatar n tn Normal vomiting due to the irritation of reflux happens much earlier in infancy, not as commonly in later toddlerhood. This is thought to be due to the decreased strength of the lower esophageal sphincter in some infants, which improves and the symptoms usually go away. It's important to follow your physician's instructions, but understand that some tests are intended to rule out less common reasons that if present, are important to catch early.
Avatar n tn It is rare but important to think about. Her rapid height is probably driven by her weight, excessive body fat makes for insulin resistance and this leads to advancing height velocity due to effect of insulin on the gh receptors. I would start with dietary involvement on a monthly or bimonthly basis with a goal of maintaining weight rather than ever thinking about weight loss. Then stay with your endo and give it sometime.
Avatar f tn She was born prematurely at 33 weeks and did gain weight very rapidly in the first 6 months. She is now 23lbs, in the 75-90th percentile for both height and weight. She also has reactive airway disease and is on nebulizer treatments of pulmicort and albuteral as needed. She used the pulmicort regularly throughout the winter months. She was referred to a pediatric endo and bone age and blood work were normal. He is calling it premature adrenarche.
338963 tn?1253664422 I disagree with the first two ladies as well! My son and daughter were really tiny at birth and jumped in their weight and height just because they were healthy! I was told to feed my kids cereal at 2 1/2 months because of how many times a day they were breastfeeding! It's as soon as they can hold their head up! Same with juice! You can feed it to them in a bottle under 6 months, but half water half juice is the way to go!
Avatar m tn Further tests may be needed to screen for infection or genetic problems if IUGR is suspected. Prognosis The prognosis for normal newborn growth and development varies by the degree and cause of IUGR. Prognosis should be discussed with your obstetrician and pediatrician. Prevention Control risk factors during pregnancy, when possible. Avoid alcohol, smoking, and drug use, and get regular prenatal care.
Avatar f tn He ordered blood tests and urine tests to see why he was not growing at the normal height rate. The tests came back as high white blood cells and high levels of protein. Any idea what this means?
Avatar m tn For the first part of his life he was around the 90th percentile for both his height and weight and around 7 months he reached his peak of 20 lbs and has now dropped to the 50th percentile for his height and the 10th (or less) for his weight. Recently he had a bout of RSV where he was hospitalized for two nights and during the intake at the ER, (while his fever was 39.9 C), I saw his HR recorded at 179 and resp rate was 60.
Avatar n tn Is the large head based on head size alone or is it a relative magencephalopathy (meaning that the head is large compared to the body size and weight)? The easiest initial workup would be for levels of CPK, lactate, pyruvate, serum and urine amino acids, organic acids, free and acyl carnitine.
Avatar m tn It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out. The last one about 2 years ago stopped me breathing in and out completely for 10 to 15 seconds and I thought I had bought it. The spasm cough causes it all and when it goes away (usually 4 to 5 days) things are relatively normal although a normal cough stays with me for weeks after.