When to the Doctor today and he said that my 4 month old weights to much .she is 16.2 and 24 inches .She is mainly BF and may have a bottle of formula if we go out and I have not had time to pump with a scoop of cereal.... what do you think?

Tiajuana - posted on 12/01/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )

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When to the Doctor today and he said that my 4 month old weights to much .she is 16.2 and 24 inches .She is mainly BF and may have a bottle of formula if we go out and I have not had time to pump with a scoop of cereal.... what do you think?

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Kate CP - posted on 12/01/2011

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Yea, no more cereal. But other than that...I don't think she's too big. She's 2 feet long! That's long for a 4 month old baby. I think your doctor needs to chill out. :P

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Stop the cereal in the bottle, but otherwise... baby sounds fine.

My son was 7lbs 2oz at birth... lost 8 ounces in his first 3 days of life and gained 12 ounces in his second 3 days of life. He was on 100% breastmilk and was just barely under 13 pounds at 2 months. Totally fine! Breastfed babies 'tend' to gain rather quickly at first (depending on the kid) and then even out later. My rapidly growing baby is 3 years 8 months and has been in the 25% for weight and height for almost 2 years now. ♥

Katherine - posted on 12/01/2011

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4 month old's don't need cereal. She IS getting way too much food. If she is mainly BF then stay on that. Pump and feed her from the bottle if you can. Nothing else just breast milk.

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Kelina - posted on 12/02/2011

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Ignore him. Your daughter is just fine. She's just in a higher percentile for her age but for her growth I'd say she's right on track. My son was about that at 5 months and 20 lbs by 9. He was a big roly poly baby but he thinned out when he started walking.

Linda - posted on 12/02/2011

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My children were all about 14 lbs at 2 months, 16=17 lbs at 4 months, and 20 lbs by 6 months! They were always at the high end of the chart for both height and weight, but they have stayed on a consistent curve their whole life. I wouldn't worry too much. However, I agree with the others. 4 months is too young to start cereal. Even though my kids were so big, I didn;t really start solids until over 5 months. The benefit of breastfeeding a large baby is that no matter what I ate, I was losing weight. Ahh---the good old days!

Bonnie - posted on 12/02/2011

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If the doctor is saying she weighs too much then you don't want to be adding more to her feedings. I think the doctor needs to chill like Kate suggested. Some babies are naturally bigger and I think it also depends on how big she was at birth.

Tiajuana - posted on 12/01/2011

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Thank.She only gets cereal twice aday if that.In the amount of about one table spoon for each bottle, which she doesnt get everyday. The only way I can calm her down most of the time is to put her on the BOOB...It does seem like she goes on there alot but she never stays on that long cause she get fixated on something.All in all she is a VERY HAPPY BABY

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2011

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If she was 8 lbs when born shes just fine. If she was lighter she might be a bit bigger, but breastfeed babies thin out real fast.

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