Your baby's birth weight is important. And for those first couple weeks of life, your primary goal as a new mom is to keep that birth weight from falling more than 10%. Why is it important to maintain that birth weight right after birth? Why is 10% the magic number? And what does it mean if your baby loses more than 10% of her initial weight? What are your options?
When you go to the pediatrician, they take all sorts of measurements and track your baby's progress through infant growth charts. So, who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula fed babies? And what does the term "failure to thrive" actually mean?
Gaining weight during pregnancy is inevitable. However, the amount of weight you gain could make the difference between a healthy pregnancy, and one that's more complicated. However, the amount of weight you gain could make the difference between a healthy pregnancy, and one that's more complicated.