Birth weight is main cause of neonatal and infant mortality and contributes to childhood morbidity. Nutrition grade and body fat stores of mothers are related with birth weight of infants. It is revealed that factors contributing to low birth weight (LBW) for a developing country include: low maternal caloric consumption or insufficient weight gain during pregnancy, low pre-pregnancy weight short stature, and female sex of the fetus.
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