Normal Baby Growth

Infants grow about half to one inch in height every month and gain five to seven ounces of weight every week for the first six months. In the next six months, they grow about 3/8 inch every month and obtain three to five ounces every week. Baby's weight should be twice that of their birthweight after six months and thrice at the end of one year.

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Does diabetes during pregnancy affect the baby's weight?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the 36th week of pregnancy. I have gestational diabetes. On my today's ultrasound, we found out our baby weight around 2.3 kilograms. We think that it is underweight. My weight before pregnancy was 44 kilograms, and now, it is 48.5 kilograms. When I asked my doctor, they told me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your doctor is correct in saying that babies' weight depends on the mother's weight and height. If the mother is taller and healthier, the baby remains bigger than the baby of a short and petite mother. Hence 2.3 kilogram baby may be a goo...  Read Full »

My two-month-old son is gaining weight slowly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 months and 25 days old. His birth weight was 3.7 kg. Within 10 days, he reduced to 3.2 kg. From then, he is gaining weight very slowly. Now his weight is 4.2 kg. I am exclusively breastfeeding him. He is very active, his hand and leg movements are very quick. He hardly sleeps...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, if the baby is active, feeding well, and is developing well, do not worry about the weight. From the weight record (attachment removed to protect patient identity), he has gained about 1 kg in 70 days, which is definitely less than expected. You can take...  Read Full »

How to increase the weight of my 1-year-old daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, I am the proud father of a baby girl, who is 1 year old. The problem is that we have noticed a very slow increase in her weight. She is almost a year old, but her weight is still 7 kg. I just want to know if there is anything we can do to know the cause of why she is having such a pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned about her birth weight. That will give us an idea about how much weight she has gained. Our criteria for good health in young children are their feeding, sleep, and activities. If all these parameters are normal, there is nothing to worry. She w...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

My 18-weeks-old baby remains irritated with crying. Can this occur due to teething?

Query: Hello doctor,My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then ...  Read Full »


Dr. Laurent Hiffler

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your feelings and preoccupations. I might have to ask you a few more questions but here are some attempts to give you a beginning of an answer. Well, I would be dishonest if I would send you the miracle answer. But let us try together. What was your little...  Read Full »

Can you tell if my baby is healthy from the attached ultrasound report?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I got my scanning done, and I want to know my baby's condition. Is everything fine? What about my condition? Something called "poor beam" is mentioned in my scan report. What does it mean? I have attached the reports for your reference.  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attachments (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). The baby's development is going on well at present and is 17 weeks. The position of the placenta also seems to be on the safe side. They have not mentioned any anomaly in the baby. T...  Read Full »

My 6-week-old baby weighs 3.2 kg. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a six-week-old baby. During my pregnancy, the gynecologist told me that she is too small for the gestational age. She weighed 2.9 kilograms at birth. After six weeks, I visited the doctor today and she weighed 3.2 kilograms only. I am worried. Is there something wrong with my baby...  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Her birth weight is good. I am proud to hear that you are giving breastfeeding. Weight gain after birth is variable. It is usually 30 grams per day. I recommend you plot weight in a weight chart. If there is no illness till date, your baby wil...  Read Full »

Is it common for a 5-year-old to have breast pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old daughter is complaining of slight pain in the left breast under the nipple. When touched, it feels like something hard muscular around the nipple area. I am a bit concern about whether it is a breast bud or something to worry about. At this stage, it is normal because s...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhuvanthi Rajendran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. Chest pain in the majority of girls is nothing to worry about. I would like to ensure if she has developed any other signs of puberty like pubic hair and underarm hair. Also, I would like to know her height and weight. I will guide you further ...  Read Full »

A 3-month-old baby swallowed a small thread. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 3 months old. She swallowed a small thread. Will it harm her? And her tongue is white and thick. She also snores a little. She often vomits milk, which contains mucus. My doctor said this will get cleared as she grows. Please tell your opinion. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Small thread does not harm the child. It will pass spontaneously. Small amount of regurgitation is normal in children. We should be more concerned if she is not taking food adequately. Ensure your baby is gaining adequate weight and growing well. For further information c...  Read Full »

Why have a few reddish spots developed on my baby's head?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby boy, who is 8 months 14 days old. His weight is 7.6 kg and height is 27 inches. He is taking Arbivit-3 and Zincovit drops daily according to the doctor's advice. Are his weight and height fine? From few days, there are some reddish spots developed on his head and in some parts of...  Read Full »


Dr. Navreet Sharda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son's weight and height are in normal range, but it is definitely towards lower side. I expect his weight to be between 2 to 3 kg at the time of birth. He need close monitoring as far as growth is concerned. If he is gaining weight adequately in the next coming mont...  Read Full »

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