Is my 6 mo old underweight?

Kelsey - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son just turned 6 months old & is only 14 lbs. I'm worried because I have friends who have babies his age that are a lot bigger. He was born 6 lbs 8 oz and 2 weeks early. My daughter was also 2 weeks early but she was always bigger than most babies! This is worrying me! He drinks 4 oz of formula every 2-3 hrs ( I wish he would drink more but if I make a 6 oz he will only drink 4 out of it. My daughter also never drank more than 4 oz ) He was also breastfeed exclusively until 3 months old. & he eats a bowl of cereal ( sometimes 2 ) for breakfast lunch and dinner! He doesnt seem to like baby food yet so i mix it with his cereal. Whats the deal?!


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Jodi - posted on 03/27/2012




I was pretty sure the rule of thumb is double birthweight by 5-6 months, so this sounds pretty normal to me.

Michelle - posted on 03/27/2012




Is your doctor worried? Is he putting weight on at each visit? He may just be a smaller baby. Please don't compare him to others, they are all unique and grow at different rates.

My daughter was around the same weight at that age and now she's a big 2yo!

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