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Old 06-25-2006, 02:45 PM   #31
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Thank you for the kind responses! It is kind of scary for me because all my babies except for my 7yo were born over nine pounds, including Hannah. And then they stay at the 90th percentile or over until they're three! I've never had such a tiny little baby. Even my 7yo was never below the 50th percentile in anything.

I will try nursing for longer periods on one side to make sure she gets more hindmilk. I'm glad there are so many other babies with low weight and nothing wrong with them, that makes me feel a lot better! everyone

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my 5th child was 9lbs 14oz at birth.. at one I think he was maybe 21lbs... I thought I had it written down but cant find it he is now almost 20 months and weighs maybe 23lbs...

my 4th child however was 9lbs 7oz at birth and weighed 27.7 at one! He is 40lbs at age 3...

I think every child is different and as long as they are growing and thriving and healthy it is OK my 5th child didnt even start to like foods until just a couple months ago but my 4th child always loved food

If you are really concerned though go with your instincts

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Old 06-25-2006, 04:05 PM   #32
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Hi! I didn't read all the posts so sorry if someone already said this. My son was (and still is) in the 3 percentile. Docs were worried and wanted to do testing and stuff. I said no. He eats/ate fine, he's just small. He is now 6 and a half and weighs about 36 pounds. I think sometimes people worry too much about where a child should be developmentally. Every child is different and my son is fine! He was 18 months when he finally hit 20 pounds so I even kept him in his infant car seat until then! Your baby is probably fine! Some people/babies just don't gain weight! I can eat anything I want (really) and I always weigh 105lbs! Some kids are just the same!
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:55 PM   #33
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Thank you for all the replies on this, but one more thing...
I just called my old dr because I couldn't remember how much she weighed at her 4 month checkup. she was 13lbs 11oz at her 4 month checkup, and now at 8 months she is 14 lbs 8 oz.
Does that change anyone's opinion??
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:02 PM   #34
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Thank you for all the replies on this, but one more thing...
I just called my old dr because I couldn't remember how much she weighed at her 4 month checkup. she was 13lbs 11oz at her 4 month checkup, and now at 8 months she is 14 lbs 8 oz.
Does that change anyone's opinion??
Nope! She's getting more mobile now and burning more calories. It is normal (from what I've been told) for their weight gain to slow at your daughter's age.
I wouldn't worry. My DS is hardly gaining any weight at all at this point, but he's also cruising along the furniture and going non.stop from morning to night. I can't keep up! He eats well though, solids and nurses to he's where he's meant to be.
It can be hard to accept that you have a small kid. Maybe taking her to the Dr and having the Dr's run tests would make you feel better? That's what I had to do with my son (3 different specialists and a bunch of scary tests!!) before the Doctors were satisfied that he's just tall and skinny like his parents.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:07 PM   #35
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Here's Riley's weight gain: *I know you didn't ask, I just thought you'd be interested*

Born at 5 lbs 4 oz
2 months 9 lbs 8 oz
4 months 11 lbs 15 oz
6 months 13 lbs 3 oz
9 months 15 lbs 3 oz

12 months, we'll see! I bet he won't weigh 20 lbs and I'm fine with that because we know he's healthy.

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It really depends on how active she is. If she is out crawling around (mine hasn't started this) then she might have been a little heavier and the lost a little after she started moving around. I think my DD wieght gain significantly slowed down after four months and she has maybe gained 3 1/2 pounds? I also had to stop BF her and 5 months because I had to change my meds and since I went through everything that was safe for BF and none worked, I had no choice but to switch to formula. She probably would have gained less if she were still EBF, but there is no way to tell or compare.
Another idea? Pump about two oz out of each breast and then offer her the breast to make sure she is emptying the breast, then give her the rest in a sippy? I know the front milk has stuff in it that it wouldn't be good for her to miss out on, but the hind milk she needs too.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:21 PM   #37
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My ds started slowing down weight gain once he started crawling, and now hes loosing weight since he's running and thinning out. As long as she doesn't seem weak or listless, she's just small. Don't worry, mama.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:42 PM   #38
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My dd went 3 1/2 months and only gained half an ounce. Don't worry yourself over this. If she is happy and acts normal then you have nothing to worry about. Every baby is different and I dont believe we should follow a chart made up by a doctor saying what our baby "should" weigh. As long as they are healthy and happy that is all that matters.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:46 PM   #39
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Ok thank you everyone. I will really try not to worry now. She isn't crawling yet, but she's healthy enough to do gymnastics while she's nursing, so I'll just accept that I have a tiny girl.
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just follow your instincts... mothers intuition is rarely wrong
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