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Baby weighing. Midwife uses a hand held scale to weigh a newborn baby boy. Weight measurement is one of several tests carried out after childbirth to check the baby's state of health. The average weight of a newborn baby is 3.4 kilograms (kg). Apart from premature babies, the majority of newborn babies weigh between 2.5kg and 4.5kg.
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