what is normal baby weight gain???

Patsy - posted on 07/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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since birth my lil man has put on nearly 3 kilos . he is only breastfed and has been in a routine since 5 weeks . three hourly feeds during the day and a 9 hour sleep between 9pm and 6am with no feeds.

he doesnt look fat , but i keep thinking that thats alot of weight gain ... am i doing something wrong?

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Chanell - posted on 07/15/2009

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my baby girl was 7.03lbs at birth and now shes almost 11lbs, she is BF only. (she was born May 5th) I was also told that they only eat what they need, and that BF babies dont usually over eat.

Keela - posted on 07/10/2009

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Mine was born weighting 6lbs 7 oz..she dropped to 5 lbs 11oz before we left the hospital. SHe is now 9 weeks and weights close to 11 lbs. SHe is breastfeed also.

Aimee - posted on 07/10/2009

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I agree with the first person. It all depends on your baby and what the pedia says. My son is formula fed but a friend strictly breastfeeds and her baby has grown almost 2 1/2lbs in 1 month. Our pedia says that's normal for her and ok. Don't worry...you want your baby to grow and if he is a little "butterball" for now he will lose it all when he starts walking (or should I say running) :)

Patty - posted on 07/07/2009

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I was told by my midwife that if a baby is strictly breast feed they can't get gain too much because they will only eat what they need ( I ask my midwife because my baby gained two pounds in two months) I hope this helps

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Normal (whatever that is) is 4-7 ounces a week, but it depends on your child's size at birth and if you and your husband are smaller or bigger people. If your baby is following 'his curve', then I wouldn't worry about it!

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