Birth Weight

A baby on a scale to determine birth weightThe weight of a baby at birth (i.e. Birth Weight) varies with many factors including number of weeks of pregnancy (ie. is the baby premature), the size of the parents, the racial background of the parents, smoking by the mother and illness in the mother. The range of weights for the average Caucasian baby in developed nations is shown on the following graph.

Baby growth chart

Baby growth chart
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(Last modified: 10th Oct 2014)

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