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Is ones body weight hereditary?

Hi I am the mother of 7 children who were small birth weight babies average 6.3 lbs to 6.6. Now my daughter has had a child of her own and her daughter was 6.6 lbs at birth and she is gaining however I am wondering if genes will follow and the weight gain will follow family history and growth will be slow and steady similiar to the pattern of set by my own children or do genes matter?
Tue, 2 Feb 2016
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Hi
Welcome to HCM.
I think I have understood your concern.

As you have rightly said one of the factors deciding baby weight is genetic, also body stature of both parents is also a contributory factor.

Still giving proper attention to diet and intake of nutrients during pregnancy; has medically proved to increase baby's birth weight .
Please follow and trust your treating doctor , follow diet and nutritional supplements advice.

I hope this answer helps you.
Thanks
Dr Purushottam Neurgaonkar
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