How much to feed newborns

The amount of food a newborn eats affects their weight much more than their length in the early stages of life. Poor weight gain needs to be present for a long time in infants before it affects their length.

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What is the average length for a baby?

Most newborn babies follow a predictable level of growth during their first year. People can track the length of their baby using average growth charts.rnThe average length of a full-term newborn baby is 19–20 inches (in), or 49–50 centimeters (cm). However, a length of around 18.5–20.9 in, or 47–53 cm, is also normal.rnrnMale babies are slightly longer than female babies. Doctors measure a baby's length from the top of their head to the heel of their foot.

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Pre-Birth Communication

When does the connection of parent and child begin? Is it at birth, or is it some time during pregnancy, when the first fluttery kicks announce the baby's presence? Does it begin at the moment of conception - or perhaps even earlier? Experiences of pre-birth communication reveal that we may be in touch with our future children long before there is any physical link at all. Many parents describe a one-time contact, an unforgettable glimpse of the person to come. Others enjoy a series of 'visits' that allow them to get acquainted with their child even before conception. Renee's story involves this kind of courting relationship. She shared it with me when her daughter was close to a year old.

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