is she getting enough nutrition from so little food?

Kat - posted on 05/14/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my baby is almost 4 months old and weighs a tiny 14.4lbs (5.2kgs) she started formula 2 weeks ago as i dried up literally over night. the first week she did between 150-200mls but this week i cant even force her to take 100-120mls 4 times a day. is she still getting enough nourishment from this little? she is only tiny, born at 6lb11 but 44cm long. she gets plenty of wet nappies and several poos a day but i worried she isnt getting enough or growing enough, my friends babies are twice the weight for half the age. she is sleeping really well and seems happy enough. i dont want her starving. help

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Karli - posted on 05/14/2011

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If your baby is having wet diapers and poops throughout the day than you have nothing to worry about. I know that when my kids go through a bit of a growth spurt they both get very picky about food and claim to be hungry but only eat 2 or 3 bites and say they are full. After a couple of weeks of that they go back to eating me out of house and home. Your doctor will tell you that as long as she is going to bathroom she is perfectly fine.

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Theresa - posted on 05/14/2011

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My daughter was born 7lbs 5 oz and by 4 months she was only 12lbs 15 oz. She didn't reach 14 lbs until 6 months. Her doc never worried about her weight. She grew at a steady pace. She's just petite. If you're worried can her docs office and see what they say. I don't know what 100-120mls translates into oz. My daughter was drinking five to six 3 or 4 oz bottles a day at that age.

Jenn - posted on 05/14/2011

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My oldest was 5 lbs 6oz tiny litle thing and at six, she is still a tiny, perfectly healthy, 42 lb little girl! As long as your baby isn't losing weight at her 4 month checkup (one reason all those first year doc visits are so important!) and has up to 6 or 8 wet diapers and at least one bowel movement a day, she is fine. Don't bother comparing with other babies of the same age because babies can be all over the charts in their growth. Babies are very efficient eaters. When she hits a growth spurt, she will eat more again.

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