How to gain weight for my baby?

Lakshmi - posted on 08/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I have a girl baby5 months old . Her weight is 5.3 .It is enough? . How to increase my baby weight? Mother feed only given

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Angie - posted on 08/22/2012

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Make sure she is not wearing herself out when she is trying to eat. If breast feeding you can tell if she has a good latch on and if she has a strong suck. With a bottle you can't physical feel it so it takes some guess work there. If it takes her longer than 30 min. To drink a 3 oz bottle you need to discuss this with pediatrician. My 8 yr old suffered from the problem mentioned above. And she is still under weight for her height and age. My 3 yr old did better but now that she controls what she will and how much she eats she is a little under weight. If you have any suggestions for that feel free to weigh in... Thanks and Good Luck!!

Kristen - posted on 08/21/2012

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That seems very small, unless she was a premature at birth? Baby rice cereal might help her to gain some weight also.

Michelle - posted on 08/21/2012

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As long as she is steadily gaining weight she should be fine. Was she small at birth?

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