I gave birth to my son at 38 weeks exactly and he weighed 7lbs 14oz and then most recently I gave birth to my daughter at 38 weeks 2 days and she weighed only 5lbs 15oz. I knew she was small as soon as I saw her but the doctors said she was fine besides needing to be stimulated a little bit. I took fertility drugs to get pregnant with her so I knew exactly how far along I was so my due date could not have been that far off if any at all. I just am still in shock over how small she was at birth but I am happy to say she has been gaining an oz and a half a day which is above average so Im very happy about that. I just wonder sometimes if I should have ate more or just done something cause she was full term and was still so tiny. I took my prenatles but occasionally forgot some days. What could it have been?Answer Question
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Stress can make girls small and it affects girl more than boys. There is just a medical news story out today about a stress study.
Breastfeeding will provide proper brain development and protect her from RSV. You need to be extra careful not to expose her to others for 6-8 weeks even breastfeeding.
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