how much have your baby grow?

Amelia - posted on 07/13/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My baby boy was 3.26kg at birth. Now he is already 6.55kg at 2 months and 1 week. He looks big comparing with my 2 elder girls. Do you think he is overweight? Should I reduce his milk intake?

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Anne - posted on 07/16/2011

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At the last weighing of my daughter she was 6.2kg at just over 2 months. He sounds like he's putting on weight nicely so I wouldn't really worry about it. Remember, he'll loose a lot of that baby fat when he starts to crawl and walk around.

Yelena - posted on 07/19/2011

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Same here, breastfed exclusively he doubled his weight in two months. I let him eat what he will take and let the cheecks grow. Besides, they are so adorable:-)

Sharon - posted on 07/17/2011

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At 11wks + 4days my little man was 6.2kg (3.95kg at birth), my first son was 5.75kg (3.2kg at birth) at 12wks. I don't think there is any need to reduce his milk intake. Babies will eat what they need. Once they start crawling, then walking and running, heaps drop off, or they stop/slow down in the gaining. I think it's more of a concern if they aren't gaining at this age, rather than gaining too much.

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Tanupa - posted on 09/09/2012

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i loves renee's comment there as i've been worrying about everything about my baby . everywhere we go people keeps asking about her birth weight and if she was premature . my baby was born 38weeks and her weight was 1.7kg. she's real tiny due to her Nec problem but otherwise she's doing fine and she's two month now. she's feeding well and she's a happy lil bunny :)

Gena - posted on 08/26/2011

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My daughter was 9 lbs at birth and just had her 4 mo check up and was 16 lbs! My son was big too...11 lbs at birth, 22 at 6 mos and 30 at 12 mos. But, once he started walking (14mos) he stopped gaining weight so fast. Infact, from 12 mos to 24 mos, he only gained 3 pounds!!! That first year, they just pack on the weight! Dont worry!!!

Renee - posted on 08/20/2011

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I will tell you a piece of advice that always helped me. Always, always look at the bigger picture with your kids. Don't just look at their height/weight. If they are meeting milestones, happy and have a good diaper output then don't worry about the weight/height.

I was given this advice with my second born and wished I had it with my first as I stressed over everything with him. My first two kids were barely nineteen pounds at a year old. It doesn't matter if your kid is on the smaller or bigger side people will always have a negative comment. Learn to ignore it and trust your guts.

Heidi - posted on 08/19/2011

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my baby girl was 7lbs at birth, she was 13lbs 12 oz this week....in the 40th percentile but her height is only 23 inches..puts her in the 4th percentile. I guess that's alright considering i'm 4'10 and father is 5'6...

Renee - posted on 08/12/2011

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My little guy was born at 7 lbs 15 oz. At two months he was 15 lb 10 oz. I am assuming when he goes in for his four month appt this week that he will be in the twenties. He's breastfed, eats when he wants for as long as he wants. When he gets mobile he won't gain hardly anything.

Jessika - posted on 07/20/2011

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do not reduce his milk intake...if ur baby's hungry...then feed him. i know one baby..was born 7lbs then 3 months old already 15 lbs...that is OK. if dr is worried, then thats something you need to decide. but if dr says its ok, why worry? I wouldnt worry until after 18 months.

Bernadette - posted on 07/18/2011

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wow, that is a lot of weight to gain in such a short time! I wouldn't reduce his milk intake though because he is obviously hungry enough to need it. Babies generally don't eat "just because" - if he's had enough, he'll stop. Maybe he is just going to be a big boy? Like someone else said, when he gets mobile he will lose it again.

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