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Old 01-22-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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No weight gain for baby..

Had a check up with gp today..and to my surprise, Nicholas has gained pretty much no weight since discharg.. He was 7.31 at discharg and today 3 days later he is 7.35. Dr did not seem concerned, but I thought I read that baby should be back to birth weight by this time, no? I have no problem with him eating..I mean this boy has milk dripping out of his mouth as he passes out after he eats!

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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I asked in your post how many days pp are you? I think as long as he not loosing and output is good i wouldnt worry. Check kellymom.com lots of good info on what baby should gain in the first few weeks ect.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:47 PM   #3
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Maybe he needs to work at getting more hindmilk?

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Oh ok, just read there it is 10-14 days they should be back to birth weight.. I think you are suppose to get check at 2 wks so I guess I will get checked then. Maybe what I read was for formula babies?
I am 5 days pp
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #5
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Yep that sounds right. Still loosing is what you really want to watch for and output not being enough. From your other post you said he pooping peeing a lot so he sounds just perfect. Stefan didnt loose much but is hanging out at 7.3 for 2 days now but output is good so im not real worried. Bfed babies can gain anywhere from 4-6ounces a week. Kelly mom is a great site i use it to calm all my worries
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Yes he pees A LOT!! and does poop a bit too. Thank so much for the reassurance!
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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np mama in the bfing post i posted about ds2 experience so trying not to follow suit and stay ontop of all my fears. Even though i know most everything from reading it over 100 times with ds2 i still go back and double check things. It hard not to worry when you cant visually see what they are taking in and hoping what they are getting is enough to grow. I try to atleast count diapers daily to make sure we are for sure hitting our 6-8 wets and atleast 1 good poop a day(which he does more).
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Oh good to know. He is about there I think. Probably like 6 poops yesterday.. And then like 8 wet diapers, plus peeing on me two times AND then also peeing on the blankets.. Oh and I must be really tired.. Nicholas ois 6 days old today!
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My first baby was 6 14 at birth, 6 lbs 5 oz at 4 days old, and then almost 10 pounds at 3.5 weeks old! This is WAY too early to be worrying about it, imo
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A had her check with her pedi at 4 days old, and she was down to 8lb 8oz (birth weight was 8lb 13.3oz, and discharge weight at 1 day was 8lb 12.4oz). He wanted her checked again this past Friday since she was still down. He said that they look for 0.5 - 1 oz of gain per day. She was up to 8lb 15oz, so he's not concerned at the moment. As long as their output is good, they're color is good and they're not listless, I wouldn't worry about it yet. I remember reading it can take up to 3 weeks for BF babies to get back to their birth weight.
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