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Old 02-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #1
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Did your LO regain weight by 2 weeks?

DD is 11 days old. She was 8# 11oz at birth, dropped to 7# 14oz by day 3, back up to 8# 1oz at day 4, and the highest I can get her is 8# 1.5oz on a full belly. Today she is 7#15oz. Apparently she needs to be back to birth weight by 2 weeks. It's just not going to happen! My other two took 6 weeks to regain birth weight. Are my kids just like that, or has anyone else experienced the same thing?

We feed on demand, I pump after feedings and give her what I pump through an SNS. She sleeps well, is alert for long periods, pees and poops a TON and is a happy baby. I didn't have IV fluids or anything during my labor that would artificially inflate her birth weight. I did try feeding on an every-2-hour schedule (around the clock) but she lost 1 ounce in the process, so we are back to on demand.

Anyone else experience the same thing? DH points to our two older kids and how healthy and robust they are and tells me to throw away the scale. Help!
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