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Old 03-31-2013, 06:33 PM   #8
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Re: Any other suggestions??

This is something that you may find helpful to examine other issues that may factor into this being a normal thing for your baby:

What doctors are generally looking for on a growth chart is that baby stay relatively consistent in their growth pattern (see above for why this may not happen with earlier growth charts). Growth charts are only one part of the puzzle, however, and must be evaluated along with other factors, including:
■What size are baby’s parents? What were their growth patterns as babies? What about baby’s siblings or other family members? Genetics plays a large part in baby’s size, so don’t ignore it.
■Is baby gaining consistently, even if it’s not on a curve?
■Is baby meeting developmental milestones on or near target?
■Is baby alert, happy, active?
■Is baby showing other signs of adequate milk intake?
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