• Connie Connie
    February 01, 2009
    What is a normal blood pressure for an infant?
    Connie Connie
    February 01, 2009

    Can you tell me what is a normal blood pressure range for an infant? 

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  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    February 09, 2009
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    February 09, 2009

    Infant blood pressure varies depending on age and whether the baby is sleeping, awake, crying, etc.  Here are some general guidelines:

     

    Less than 6 months - 85 (+/-10) over 46 (+/-9)

    Over 6 months - 93 (+/-14) over 55 (+/-9)

    By 12 months - 94 (+/-11) over 56 (+/-8)

     

    It is possible for infants to develop hypertension. The symptoms include feeding problems, lethargy, seizures, and mottling of the skin. It is usually caused by medication issues, problems with the kidneys, or issues with the cardivascular system. If your infants ever shows symptoms such as these, you should seek help from a healthcare provider or an emergency room immediately.

    Here are some articles you might find of interest:

     

    Have High Blood Pressure? Don’t Eat These Foods

     

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    • goober_brat
      May 25, 2010
      goober_brat
      May 25, 2010

      my daughter is 3 months old but was 2 months premature...she sleeps through the night, and plays most of the day (with exceptions of naps) she used to flip out over getting it taken but 5 weeks in the hospital (NICU) who wouldnt? anyways she was all relaxed and it came back 92/50 wat does it mean?

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    • Lisa Nelson
      May 25, 2010
      Lisa Nelson
      Health Pro
      May 25, 2010

      Hi Goodber_brat,

       

      That looks like a blood pressure reading that is right around normal to me; however, you could always double check with her pediatrician.

       

      All the best,

      Lisa Nelson RD

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