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Head circumference

10/15/2008

Question:

my son was born 6 weeks premature. his weight, lenth and hc were 1.870kg, 46cm and 31cm. now he is 6 months old and the measurements are 5.4kg, 64.5cm and 40.5cm. my paed saysa he is growing ok but i am concenred seeing the hc chart. is he developing ok? i have not lessend those 6wks from his age

Answer:

Development is a complex process that encompasses growth and maturation.  Your questions are great, but should be discussed further with your child's pediatrician as they can look at and examine your child in a way that I cannot.

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati