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How can I make sure that my baby is growing at a healthy rate and weight?

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  • You'll learn what you need to know at your baby's first visit to the doctor.
  • Be sure to take your baby in for the first checkup after bringing him or her home, about 2 to 3 days after discharge from the hospital.
  • Your doctor will give the baby a full examination from head to toe to make sure things get off to a great start!
  • Her height and weight will be checked, and you'll be given guidelines to ensure your baby grows healthy and happy.
  • A few things to keep in mind: Dieting is not for babies. Babies need calories and fat so their bodies and brains can grow.
  • Also, a chubby baby is not always a healthy baby. While you always want your little one to grow up big and strong, overweight children often struggle with weight issues and obesity-related diseases as grown-ups.
  • Lastly, trust your baby's instincts. They usually know how much they need to eat. Don't push them to eat if they're not hungry.


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