Growth

Maria - posted on 06/16/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My son is 5 pounds 1 ounce would they let him come home from the hospital if he was born at this weight ? I am so worried that he will have to stay in the hospital.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/17/2015

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Clarification from the OP would be nice. She says that her son 'is' 5 lbs 1 oz. If he's already here, this is a question for the hospital, not the internet.
If he isn't born yet, and OP is not at term...well we all are on the same page on that (as usual)
From the initial post, it sounds as if the child hasn't been born yet, but it is not clear.

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Jodi - posted on 06/17/2015

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Because she said "My son is", I read it as she already had the baby and he was born 5 pounds 1 ounce and is still that weight and was now worried they wouldn't let him come home. Definitely need clarification from the OP, although Maria, this really is a question for your doctor.

Dove - posted on 06/17/2015

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I'm 'assuming' (again) that the weight is the estimate from the doctor...? In which case the OP needs to also be aware that those estimates can be off and baby could be only 4 pounds or could even be 6 pounds.

And while my girls weren't 5 pounds when we left the hospital... we were in there for 5 days first. ;)

Jodi - posted on 06/17/2015

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It depends on many factors. My daughter wasn't allowed home and she was heavier than that, but she was having feeding issues (her sucking reflex was underdeveloped) and needed tube feeding. So it really depends on the circumstances. Why can't you just ask the nurses or doctors?

Dove - posted on 06/16/2015

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I'm 'assuming' you are asking just to make sure he is 'big enough', but if he is not term... you definitely don't want him coming yet. Size is not the only concern

Dove - posted on 06/16/2015

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That is an acceptable size to come home if there are no other issues. Neither of my girls were 5 pounds when we were released.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/16/2015

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is he premature? are there other indicators that he would need to stay? or are you not at term yet, but you want to try to induce?

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