Normal weight in infants

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Avatar f tn Liam will be one month on July 2nd in just curious how much ounces of formula are infants supposed to drink? He drinks 4 to 6 ounces every like 2 hours or 1 hour. But when he's sleeping of course it's like after his like four hour nap. I'm just curious does he eat too much or that's normal?
Avatar n tn However, studies have shown that baseline LES pressures are normal in pediatric patients, even in preterm infants. The major mechanism in infants and children has now been demonstrated to involve increases in tLESRs [transient lower esophageal relaxations]. Factors that may promote GER during tLESRs include increased intragastric liquid volume and supine [on their back] and "slumped" seated positioning.
Avatar n tn I said yes why, Oh he is a big boy for his age I think Im starting to get a complex! Arent they suppose to double their weight in the first so many months or is this just another tale?
377493 tn?1356505749 's appointment Tuesday morning, but am wondering if anyone else has experienced weight loss during extreme heat. Is it normal for very active toddlers to have weight flucuation, or is it more like infants where they gain steadily, just at a slower pace? Thanks so much.
243097 tn?1233759599 I got back to him on Monday so i'm hoping that it will be better by me it looks like he's getting a little more yellow. I know that this is normal in infants but why are they telling me not to worry? Has anyone else been in a situation like this?
Avatar n tn If you lose weight in the very beginning I been told thats ok and normal due to the nausea. I lost 5 pounds in the first 3 weeks but I've put it back on and they said as long as it didn't continue it would be ok. AS of last week OB said everything was going perfect!! so I'm going with that!!
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.
Avatar n tn From the time he was about 2-months old his doctor has been concerned about the size of his head. 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!
Avatar f tn From what I found there are different norms for adults, children and infants. The adult normal for Adults is 15-45 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) or 11-32 micromoles per liter (mcmol/L). I hope this helps.
660775 tn?1225077505 Also found some intersting info online on pregnance and weight loss.Hope it helps! - Loosk for the exercsie tips! It is both normal and healthy to gain weight during pregnancy. This ensures that both you and your baby are adequately nourished. Weight loss after pregnancy may sometimes be slow and some new mothers can find this initially frustrating. It's very important not to start on a crash diet immediately after you have had your baby.
171768 tn?1324233699 Both of my girls are/were a nightmare to feed the first 4 months. DD#1 had coordination issues, along with a weak suck and possible swallowing problems. Until btw 3 and 4 months, it would take her over an hour to take a few ounces. Many of the feeds were screaming sessions. Finding the right nipple around 3 months helped, but she didn't really outgrow her issues until 4 months or so. This little one is also quite complicated.
Avatar n tn It is possible that when you were hypothyroid your metabolic rate was lower than normal. In normalizing the thyroid level with synthroid (unfortunately this does not cause the thyroid to function properly however) the metabolic rate increased back to an appropriate level. So perhaps your difficulty with weight in the past was due to an underactive thyroid and now that it is corrected it is easier to lose weight.
172023 tn?1334675884 For the first time in decades, the recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy have changed. Here's an article explaining the changes: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese moms-to-be should limit their weight gain during pregnancy to between 11 and 20 pounds to safeguard their health and that of their baby, according to newly updated expert guidelines.
Avatar n tn I'm not sure if you are in the U.S., but we have WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)here. See if you can find their website. I'm sure there will be a lot of good information on it.
Avatar n tn intersted in losing weight. can someone point me in the direction of finding a doctor in orlando, fl. is there a difference between hcg and b-12? which is better?
Avatar n tn HIV Disease Progression and Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation in Infants/Children ((Early studies demonstrated that 20% to 30% of HIV-infected infants develop AIDS in the first year of life.[7,8] Young infants who progress to AIDS or die almost always have some symptoms prior to progression. Most common signs include oral candidiasis and hepatosplenomegaly.[7] Infants who have failure to thrive and growth abnormalities are more compromised.
Avatar m tn She had elivated TSH which was from her body, however her t4 was in normal range (from my body/milk). She ended up having no thyroid gland at all!!!! (figured it out at 1 year when I stopped nursing) Thankfully I aired on the side of caution and began her on Synthroid at 3 weeks of age. (Had to find a pediatric endo.
Avatar m tn Dear Dr Guy, As you asked me to remind you of the baby's age and suggested a repeat of TSH along with FT4. The baby is now 50 days old. I found out the mother ignorantly was using amply povidone iodine on her baby (all over the body including the neck, armpits and between the legs, …) instead of a baby powder for the 1st 43 days of the baby's life. Therefore, I strongly suspect it was this iodine exposure behind all this trouble.
Avatar m tn So as such the values don’t matter and the ABGs might be normal even in serious neurological damage or renal damage too. ABG values can often be temporarily deranged and may get corrected soon with therapy, so a single or sequential ABG reading cannot be used to predict the neurological prognosis. What matters more is how long did the acidosis last.
Avatar n tn Should I be worried at all that giving him corn syrup may cause weight gain or a metabolic problem? I hear so much about corn syrup in foods possibly being linked to metabolic syndrome.
454677 tn?1206691163 I'm now up to 205lbs vs the 125lbs I was in April of 2007. My numbers at last months check were fine, but I'm still gaining weight. Lately I have been nauseated constantly, like a sick feeling maybe too much acid in my stomach, its only if I have to get up in the morning and it goes away after I take a nap. I have pain in my chest as well, it starts in my chest near my sternum and radiates to my back shoulder and feels like I have something stuck in my throat that I cant swallow.
Avatar n tn Hi, Gastroesophageal reflux is considered to be a normal/harmless phenomenon in infants. This usually stops at around 8-10 months when the infant assumes upright posture and starts taking more solid foods. Treatment is necessary only if he has recurrent aspirations, he fails to gain weight or has Sandiffer syndrome ( baby assumes an arched posture during reflux).
Avatar f tn It is well known that vitamin B12 deficiency causes developmental delay and brain atrophy in infants and children. This has been reported in medical journals and texts since the 1960’s. The medical community (pediatricians, neurologists) is not routinely checking children who present with the first concern of developmental delay for B12 deficiency which is problematic and a clinical error.
521161 tn?1212369304 proximal ends of the long tubular bones, during normal marrow conversion, residual islands of red marrow may subsist in the yellow marrow, as may fatty foci in red marrow.islands of red marrow residue may be a normal variant especially in obese women, cigarette smokers, marathon runners. It may be pathological some times in cases of hemolytic processes / anemia/hypoxia.
93210 tn?1287457826 But I DO NOT appreciate being lectured to by a total stanger who has no clue about my medical history or what I have or have not tried in an effort to lose weight! Who are you anyway? Are you a physician who specializes in weight loss? Because a person like that is the only person I will take a lecture from and only when he or she has full knowledge of my medical history. I suggest you tone down your comments that you write in the future to other total strangers.
1507070 tn?1290561141 The only time I've heard of protective services called is when the mother fails to be honest and the drugs are found in the infants body at birth.
Avatar n tn My son seems completely healthy, growing, eating and has been tested for everything this could possibly be - all negative. Can enzymes be elevated like this in infants and be normal? Should we do the biopsy? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
1746922 tn?1311557945 It contains lauric acid, only found in human breast milk, that gives infants strong immune protection. Just ease into it starting with 2 tablespoons daily and gradually within 3-4 weeks reaching 4-5 tablespoons daily. For more info : The expert in this is Dr. Bruce Fife. Consider the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Tough one to follow, however, your body will THANK you for doing it after a couple weeks. It is very effective for IBS and gut dysbiosis.