A majority of mothers become concerned with their baby’s weight and health, after having a baby. So common question which arises in their mind is that if their baby is growing healthy and the new born weigh as he or she should keep?
Just like grown ups , newborns weight and size vary.
The average duration of pregnancy is 40 weeks. The average full-term newborns are 18 to 22 inches long and their weight on an average is 5.5 to 10 pounds.
Newborn Weight 2.5 – 3.5 kg or 6 pounds, 2 ounces (2,812 grams) and 9 pounds, 2 ounces (4,173 grams).
Newborn Length 18 to 22 inches or 48 to 53 cm.
If your newborn’s weight is lighter or heavier than the average range he or she would probably be perfectly alright but newborns who weigh less than the average might receive extra attention from the doctors and nurses to get rid of any problems.
A number of things can affect a baby’s size at birth. The duration of the pregnancy is important; it directly affects the weight and size of the newborn. Babies born at their due date or later tend to be heavier and larger than those born earlier. Babies born prematurely are often smaller and weigh less than the full-term babies.