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        Here is the tips to increase new born baby weight while in fetal at pregnancy time..Low and high baby birth weight cause and tips to control low baby birth weight..

 

What is a Baby’s Birth Weight:

 

                       A baby’s birthweight is an important of his health. The average weight for term babies (born between 37 and 41 weeks gestation) is about 7 lbs (3.2 kg).


In general, small babies and large babies are more likely to have problems. Newborn babies may lose as much as 10 percent of their birth weight. This means that a baby weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces at birth might lose as much as 10 ounces in the first few days.


In most cases, the metric system is used for weighing babies. This chart will help you convert grams to pounds.

Converting grams to pounds and ounces:

1 lb. = 453.59237 grams; 1 oz. = 28.349523 grams; 1000 grams = 1 kg.

 

The first question that parents are asked upon the birth of their child is “how much does the baby weigh?” This is because a baby’s birth weight is a marker for its general health. It is no wonder then, that from the moment your baby is born, doctors will closely monitor their weight, height, head size and abdominal circumference. The average weight of a baby born full term (i.e. between 37 and 41 weeks) is 3.2 kg. An average Indian baby weighs approximately 2.8 kg. At full term, an average baby is 51 cm long and will weigh anywhere between 2.7 to 4 kg.

 

 

         

 

 

What does low birth weight mean:


You’ll hear this term if your baby weighs less than 2.5kg (5.5lb) when she’s born. About six in 100 babies who are born in the UK have a low birth weight.

 

                     If your baby weighs much less than 2.5kg, midwives, doctors and nurses may describe her as having a very, or extremely, low birth weight. This can happen to babies who are born prematurely. If your baby was premature, her situation is different from babies who are small but are born between 37 weeks and 42 weeks (full-term).

 

 

How is the Weight of a Newborn Classified:


Babies are classified on the basis of their weight at birth and their gestational age as shown below:

High Birth Weight (HBW) – Birth Weight more than 4 kg

Normal Birth Weight – Birth Weight around 3.2 kg

Low Birth Weight (LBW) – Birth Weight less than 2.5 kg

Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) – Birth Weight less than 1.5 kg

Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) – Birth Weight less than 1 kg

Small for Gestational Age (SGA) – Birth Weight less than the 10th Percentile

Appropriate for Gestational Age (AGA) – Normal Birth Weight

Large for Gestational Age (LGA) – Birth Weight greater than the 90th Percentile

Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) – Lower Birth Weight compared to a baby’s gestational age

 

How to care low birth weight babies:

 

If you give birth to a low birth weight baby, the doctors and nurses will anyways keep a keen eye on your baby to monitor its health and development. However, there are some things that you are recommended to do once you take your baby home:

Breastfeed your baby

Ensure that your baby gets all its growth and development checks

Pay attention to the baby’s weight. Any rapid weight gain or loss should be checked with your doctor.

Ensure a nutritious diet for your baby. Use only those formulas recommended by doctors.

 

 

 

Fetal Gaining More Weight during pregnancy:

 

Eat more frequently.

 

Choose full-fat cheese and crackers, ice cream and yogurt, dried fruit or nuts for quick snacks to assist you in gaining weight while pregnant.

 

Use peanut butter to add protein and healthy calories to snacks on toast, apples or celery.

 

Limit your salt intake.

 

Avoid high-calorie snacks such as cake, cookies, candy and chips.