How much does your 6 month old weigh?
Larissa - posted on 03/05/2013
my son just turned 7mo on march 1. his birth weight was 9lbs3oz, He now weighs 22lbs and is 28in long.... about how much weight will he gain by his 1st birthday in august? (he drinks breastmilk and eats some baby and table foods) plz help ^_^ *thank you
Kimberly - posted on 07/21/2010
Not necessarily. Formula-fed and breast-fed babies will gain weight at different rates and babies who were large or small at birth will gain differently, too. The double-birth-weight by 6 months is a "general" guideline that does not necessarily need to be followed for a baby to be healthy. Both my sons (one is now 2, the other is 7 months) were over 10 pounds at birth and weighed about 18 pounds at 6 months. Perfectly normal and healthy. My 7 month old was born Dec. 22 and is now also eating solids. He's 28" long, too, so he's super skinny. :) But those "rules" for weight are never hard and fast commandments that need to be followed.
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