What is Low Birth Weight
Babies born under 2.5kg (5.5 pounds) are considered low birth weight (LBW) babies.
A healthy birth weight is very important. Babies born with a low birth weight are more likely to have health problems and slower development.
Low Birth Weight Changes Everything.
Take the time to browse this web site to find out more facts about low birth weight, and how it can be prevented. You can also call the City of Ottawa Public Health Info Line (PHIL) at 613-580-6744 or your local health unit and talk to your health care provider. LBW is an issue for all members of our community!