What weight is your prem baby now..
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LAURA - posted on 02/01/2010
My son was born by emergency C-section at 29wk's & only weighed 600g. He had a heart problem & he also had a weight problem but now all is fixed, he weighs 25lb 1oz & he is now 2yrs old. It is scary thinking is your son or daughter at the right weight but if you think they are doing good & so does the doctors then there is no reason to worry. (easier said than done by own experience) :)
Seren - posted on 01/31/2010
Sounds like your daughter is doing well, she has already tripled her birth weight (usually term babies do this by the age of 1). My daughter was born at 32 weeks at 1.940kg and is now 13 months (11months corrected) and weighs 9.250kg. Prems have a rough start, but usually at the age of 3 years they have caught up to kids their actual age. She sounds perfect!!
Kristina - posted on 01/30/2010
ayden was 30wks 3lbs 1oz and he is now 3mnths old at 9lbs 120z the doctor was shocked and said premmies his age- 3months dont even double there weight and it takes a while for them to gain weight thus ayden is a monster.. and growing fast compared to what she normaly sees.
Maggie - posted on 01/30/2010
my first son was born at 33 weeks and 3 pounds 13 ounces... he's a year old now and weighs 20 pounds.
my second son was born at 34 weeks and was 5 pounds 15 ounces. and hes 5 weeks old now.. he's 7 pounds.
Dawn - posted on 01/28/2010
I took my son to baby clinic y'day... as I said b4 he was born at 31 weeks and weighed 3lbs 8ozs.... hes now just over 10 months and weighs a whoppin 24lbs 8ozs.... hes a beefy baby!!! lol... my health visitor said not to be too worried at the moment but as he hits 1 some of that needs to come off.
Krista - posted on 01/27/2010
My daughter was born at 30 weeks 5 days and weighted 1190 grams, (2 lb 10 oz). She is 10 months 2 weeks old ( just over 8 months corrected) and weighs 17.8 lbs (8.09 Kg). She is 27.5" long. For length and head circumference, she is in the 50th percentile for her corrected age. She is only in the 40th percentile for her weight. The nutritionist is pleased with her weight at this time.
Toni - posted on 01/27/2010
My daughter was borna t 25 weeks and she weighed 1lb 8oz and she is now 10 1/'2 months and weighs 14 lbs. The Dr told me as long as the weight gain is steady and healthy she will be ok. It also depends on the baby.
Brandy - posted on 01/26/2010
my son was born exactly at 4 months and weighed 2 lbs, for my son he gained weight really slow but he is 4 now and weighs 32 lbs. the dr says he is still behind on the height and weight but he is healthy. all kids are different myself and my sons dad are both small so thats something you have to look at to.
Angie - posted on 01/26/2010
U r so welcome and yes it is reasurring to know that ur not the only one concerned and that there r other to talk to about ur concerns besides the drs and family ( whom may not have gone through this )....
Maddi - posted on 01/25/2010
Thank you all so much, I see her dr and child health nurse regularly and they say she is doing really well and she is following the growth charts just still under them by the tiniest bit. Its still reassuring to hear how well so many other premmies are doing now.. :)
Stephanie - posted on 01/25/2010
my daughter zoey was born at 32 weeks, and weighed 1 lb 14 oz and she's now 21 months old and 20 lbs. she's very petite, but very healthy. wouldn't worry as long as ur dr said ur child is doin fine.
Angie - posted on 01/25/2010
My Daugther was born at 31 week and some days she was 2lbs 14oz and now she is 7 months ans is 12lbs 2 oz and I was comcerned also with her weight. But her doctor advised she was health and that so would probaly be small do to the fact I am small . But also remember every baby is different and as long as she is health she is fine ( if the doctors not concerned then u shouldn't be either) she will gain more weight when it's time
Jessica - posted on 01/25/2010
My twins were 32 weeks weighed 1 lb 9 oz 13 inches and 2 lbs 9.4 oz 15 inches. They will be 9 in April and weigh 35 and 37 lbs now. They are following their own growth pattern on charts but are still way below normal. Preemie babies usually catch up to normal babies by the age of 5 yrs. Mine will be starting growth hormone injections this year.
Leah - posted on 01/24/2010
my daughter was born at 34wks weighed 4 lbs 5 1/2 oz and 15 1/2 in. everything evens out if her doctor has no concerns and she eats good and frequently i wouldn't worry but talk to her doctor he'll know best and might put her on a higher fat formula or vitamins
Sarah - posted on 01/24/2010
My twins were born at 31 weeks weighing 1749g and 1935g and they are now three years old and they weigh 32 pounds a piece. I would say do not worry preemies eventually catch up. If you are nursing do it for as long as possibe. I found out through research that preemie mommies make special milk for their babies. It has more calories so they can grow better
Sinead - posted on 01/24/2010
My son was born at 33 weeks due to pre-eclampsia and weighed 3lbs 11oz now at 13 weeks he weighed 10lbs 6oz. He has had Broncilitus for last week and went off his milk, ok now but hoping he hasnt lost too much weight as he only just came off his perscription milk!
Gayle - posted on 01/24/2010
No... My son was 3 Months prem. in the 80s and he only weighed 2.4lbs at birth... they will gain wt acording to what their body needs... My sons Dr at the time was an amazying dr and told me it all will come in time,,, He is now 26 and is still skinny but is ok.. so dont worry if she is gaining wt.....
Dawn - posted on 01/23/2010
Hi there my son was born at 31 weeks and weighed 3lbs 8ozs... At his last weigh in at 8 months he weighed 20lbs 12ozs... I will be taking him to baby clinic next week to see how much more hes put on... I wouldnt worry too much so long as shes eating well and not refusing her food.
Melinda - posted on 01/22/2010
My son was born 5 weeks early at 3.5kg and at10mth his 9.25kg so I think your baby girl is doing well but if you are at all worried just pop into your Doctor/after care nurse and get her weighted and checked.
Maggie - posted on 01/22/2010
My daughter was born at 36 weeks. She was 7 lbs 2 oz and 19 inches at birth. She is now 14 1/2 months (13 1/2 months adjusted) and she is 15 lbs 5 oz and 28 1/4 inches. Based on my daughters growth it sounds like your daughter is doing good but Becky has a heart condition that is creating weight gain issues. They say that babies should a least have doubled their weight by 6 months so it sounds like you are on track. Has the pediatrician indicated that they are worried?