Chubby Baby

Ashley - posted on 10/19/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 months and 3 weeks and almost 20 lbs. According to the Dr last time he was in a month ago he was in the 99% for height and weight. It does seem like babies that are breast fed are bigger but people act like my little man is HUGE! Is it genetic or is it the breast milk?? Any one else have big babies??? And if so... is his growth going to continue like this or is he gonna level off cause he is wear 6-9 month clothing already!

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Rachel - posted on 10/19/2009

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I think its all about the baby :) Both my boys had the exact same diet--breastmilk only--and their first months are like night and day! My first was long and slender and fairly low on the charts (he's still long and slender). He needed a bigger size clothing for length but it was always baggy on him (still is). My current nursling went into 12 month clothes at four months and they fit in every way :p He's a chunker! Its amazing how my two boys ate the same thing and are so different LOL

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Clare - posted on 11/08/2009

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aww i shouldnt worry like everyones said every babys diffent tylers exclusivley breastfed and hes 6 months on the 18th of november and weighs 14lb 2 oz he was 14lb 6 but lost 4 oz prob due 2 all that rolling over and kicking of legs lol hes also really long and lean im starting solids soon as he still wakes every 2 hours , as long as your babys happy i shouldnt worry xxx

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Also my baby gained a lb a week in the first month. I was actually shocked at how fast his growth was in weight and length it did slow up though and now he only gains a few ounces a week. He was born 8 lbs 6 oz i took him to the dr at 2 weeks and he was 10 lbs 6 oz! now he is about 12 weeks old and a little over 15 lbs so if u do that math you can see how it has slowed down a lot.

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Keep in mind that breastfed babies gain more in the first 4-6 months but than slow down while formula fed babies are smaller at first but get bigger later on. The breastfed baby winds up more slender and lean later on in general. They go through the growth spurts as nature intended just remember that.

Rachel - posted on 11/08/2009

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It really is unbelivable what people will tell you when your pregnant or a new mom. my mother in law is the worst. she flipped out because brady hadn't pooped in a couple days and the pediatrician specifically said that breastfed babies dont alway go everyday. sometimes they absorb everything. someone else told me to wrap his stomache tightly in a blanket or ace bandage so he wouldnt want to nurse so much ans give him a bottle of water. i never followed it obviously, but i later found out that more than 2 oz of water a day could give a baby his age a seizure.

Tania - posted on 11/05/2009

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My little man is also huge..he's almost 4 months, and weighs 18.5lbs, 26 inches long, and wears 6-9mo. clothes (over cloth diapers, though). He's off the growth curve for height and weight!

Gwen - posted on 11/04/2009

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Ah, gotta love those b/f babies! It's such a sense of accomplishment... I always say, "Momma makes the good stuff!" My son is four months and weighs 18 lbs and is 27 inches long. LOVE IT! People always think he's older than he is.

Take pride, Momma...

Kayce - posted on 11/04/2009

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He is just one happy, healthy chunky monkey! My son was and is the same way. At 4 months he was 21 pounds but at his 6 month check up he was only 23 pounds. Now he is 8 months and is 25 pounds and is in 18 month clothing. I think when he started crawling, it caused his weight to level off thankfully! Our doctor jokes with us that our insurance is going to drop him bc he is so big! But I believe your son will level off as he becomes more active! No worries!! Also he may just end up being a tall guy when he grows up :)

Jenny - posted on 11/04/2009

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my 6 1/2 month old just graduated to 12 month onesies (although we also use cloth, so without them he can still fit 9 month onesie). My boys are both in the high 90th percentile...I can't recall exactly what...for weight. My older son is leveling off though. Don't worry, my dr. told me that exclusively breastfed babies can't overeat. :) When you start solids, just make sure not to overfeed or give extra sugar and fat that they don't need (butter, sugar, lots of fruit, etc).

Michelle - posted on 11/04/2009

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my daughter wasn't that big but at 6 months her weight started slowing down and now at 12 months genetics are hitting more and she's thinning

Amanda - posted on 11/04/2009

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My son is at least 15 pounds and will be 4 months old in 5 days. Can't wait til his 4 month appointment in a week to see how much he really weighs. He is already growing out of some of his 3-6 month clothing too. He has big rolls in his thighs and chubby chubby cheeks :) I am constantly told how big he is. Especially since he has passed his cousin (born the same day who weighed more) in size and weight. But I think he just looks very healthy. Hey, chubby babies have a lower risk of SIDS- or so I am told. I wouldn't worry.

Rachel - posted on 11/04/2009

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my son is already wearing 3-6 months and is barely 2 months old. he is in the 95% so dont feel bad. I feel better that brady is gaining rather than losing. In the beginning he almost lost a lb and the dr made me give him formula once a day. in this case i think bigger is better :)

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I think it is the baby. I've heard that once they are mobile they start to level off a bit. If your doctor isn't concerned then I wouldn't be. Just ignore comments from others. Just like with pregnancy, everyone has their own opinion of what is "normal." The only opinions that matter are yours and your pediatricians.

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Mine was the same way. I think he was 20lbs 1oz at his 4 month check-up. After he hit 6 months though, his growth slowed down a lot. He's still a big boy - he's 13 months and 29lbs, 32inches - but its not as crazy fast as it was for the first 6 months. He's stayed in one clothing size (2T) for a little while now, which is nice. I'd say as long as your 'little' guy is following his own growth curve (and his height and weight are near the same percentile) is isn't a big deal. Breastfed babies do seem to gain faster early, and then even out after the first few months.

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