Judy - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son was born 8 lbs 5 ounces and he has never lost weight. At his first weigh in at one week old, he weighed 9 lbs 8 ounces, his second he was two weeks old, he weighed 10 lbs, 15 ounces and he continued to gain and gain. He is now 2 and half months old and the last time I weighed him was about a week ago and he was over 17 lbs then. I use a very accurate digital scale at my work, a veterinary clinic. The scale is actually for dogs, but it works just the same for humans.
My son has had only breast milk since birth. The only other thing I've ever given him is a little water, sometimes with sugar in it to help with his hiccups, as recommended by his pediatrician.
He hasn't seen his pediatrician since his two week old visit. The doctor told me to have him back at 2 months of age for his second set of vaccinations and I wasn't able to make that appointment because I was out of town and the soonest they could reschedule me was the end of June, which by that time he will be almost 3 months old.
I see babies twice his age or older that aren't even close to him in size and even here, the fastest I've read a baby doubling their birth weight was 4 months, and these are breastfed babies and none of them weigh as much as my son.
He is healthy, he still has at least 3-4 dirty diapers a day and at least twice that in wet. He's never been sick, either. His father and I aren't large people either. I'm 5'3 and 155 lbs (still have some baby weight to lose ;-) and his daddy is 6'3 and 185 lbs.
Does anyone know if this is normal or if I should be worried? I'd appreciate any advice.