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Theoretical weight of infants

Theoretical weight of infants is given by the formula:

[ infant weight = weight at birth + ( a × age in months ) ]

  • For a = 600 grams during the first 6 months of life; 500 grams during the following 6 months.
 
[Reference: T. Salmi, in Franconi & Walgren, Ed. Lehrbuch der Pädiatrie, 6e. éd., Bâle, 1961. Quoted in Documenta Geigy Tables Scientifiques]
 
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