The bigger the baby, the healthier he is? Here’s the truth

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Among the first questions that a new parent gets is: how big is your baby?

Contrary to popular belief, size does not determine a baby’s health, says Associate Professor Tan Thiam Chye, head and senior consultant at the inpatient service division of obstetrics and gynaecology at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH).

In fact, large newborns weighing more than 3.8kg face more complications than normal-sized babies, says Associate Professor Victor Samuel Rajadurai, head and senior consultant at KKH’s department of neonatology.

These include birth injury, low blood sugar, low calcium levels and jaundice.

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