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The relationship between a baby’s weight and age are key to observe its development. It is a curious fact, namely that infants have a different development still having the same age, just as not all countries, children develop at the same speed, so one should not be compared with other babies.
On average, in general, newborns usually weigh between 2800-4200 grams, with a length of 48-56 cm. Do not worry if your baby begins to gain weight since the early days, the important thing is food and then, little by little they will gain weight Read the rest of this entry »
Being parents of premature is not easy. Passage in an incubator, feeding difficulty, multiple examinations, long stay. A maternity, special care, even light, that receives little too early are sometimes difficult to bear. Instead of feeling reassured by the increased surveillance, young parents are rather confused face of this tiny baby and its apparent fragility. Its slender shape, its thin skin, sometimes a bit “wrinkled”, his few hairs … The physical characteristics of a premature infant may accentuate this feeling of anxiety. That did not last obviously. Although prematurity is often difficult lives, little by little, baby gains weight, her face relaxes, he is regaining strength … It just grows!
If a preterm delivery has visible consequences, other effects depend on the developmental stage of its vital functions at birth. In premature infants, respiratory, digestive, liver … are indeed more or less immature. Disorders or deficiencies related to the prematurity may therefore appear over time: difficulty breathing, weak stomach, anemia, iron deficiency or lack of vitamins … care, examinations and monitoring performed in motherhood, which is sometimes extend to return home, are there to detect and remedy any problems. These are very rare for premature babies, born after the 33rd week of pregnancy. In prematurity, we must distinguish “premature baby” of the “big premature babies”!