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# can babys hight be affected

I am 5'2 and my husband is 5'7, my baby was 19 inches at birth, can a babys future hight be affected with cost? and if thats is the case, what food is recomended to promote growth?

Asked by Anonymous at 1:33 AM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

• no... its genetics. Food will not change your babies height. The genetics you passed on will determine how tall of an adult he or she will be.

Answer by daughteroftruth at 1:35 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• A childs length at birth can be contributed to many things, including chance and how many weeks along you were.

Height comes from genetics. Not how long baby was when born. GL!

Answer by Glamourina at 1:37 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• My mom is 5'7" and my dad is 5'11" and I am I whopping
BUM BUM BUM
5'2" lol so GL with that.

Answer by pinkebabii at 3:33 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• Well, my mom was 4'10" and my dad was 5'7", at birth, I was 23" and now I am 5'2".

I am 5'2" my son's dad was 5'8" and he was 19in at birth and is 14y/o and is 5'4" and in the 50% for his age.

my dads mom was 4'10" and his dad was 6'8.5", he is 5'7". He has 6' sisters.

It is pure genetics.

• Only malnutrition affects growth.
The rest is genetics.

Answer by amileegirl at 10:34 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• genetics id say too

Answer by san78 at 10:55 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• Baby is gonna be short..lol..I have this calculator thingie for height and it says based on your guys heights if you have a girl she will be 5'2, and if its a boy he will be 5'7, thats funny..Ive never seen it come out to be the exact height of the same sex parent. There isnt anything you can do to increase height, only genetics will do that :)

Answer by carsonsmommytam at 11:18 AM on Aug. 20, 2010

• I believe there is a growth hormone they used in the 80s and 90s. It might be illegal now, I am not sure. Be happy your baby is healthy.
Don't pass this feeling of wanting him/her to be taller onto the child.

Answer by tootoobusy at 3:13 PM on Aug. 21, 2010

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