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Old 12-29-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Weight gain?

I can't remember how my 3 year old gained (at what rate) but he was always on the small side.... he was born big 9lbs 14oz but gained at a lower rate... he didn't hit 32lbs until he turned 3... I do know he was 14lbs 3oz at 2 months...

my newest baby was 9lbs 1oz at birth, he was 8lbs 10oz 2 days after birth.... now 10 days later (from his last weigh in) at 12 days old he is 10lbs 8oz....

what is the average gaining rate for a breastfed baby??? since my last 2 are different on gaining I don't know what average is LOL

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Old 12-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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I dont know but this is how our newest baby is gaining.
at birth 6lbs 15oz
day went home from hosp 6lbs 3oz
at 2 week apt 7lbs 11oz

So 2 weeks after coming home she has gained a lb and an half
Doct says she is doing great.
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Old 12-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #3
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I found this info...

A 5-7% weight loss during the first 3-4 days after birth is normal. A 10% weight loss is sometimes considered normal, but this amount of weight loss is a sign that the breastfeeding needs to be evaluated. It's a good idea to have a routine weight check at 5 days (baby should be gaining rather than losing weight by day 5), so that any developing problems can be caught and remedied early.
Baby should regain birth weight by 10 days to 2 weeks. If your baby lost a good bit of weight in the early days, or if your baby is sick or premature, it may take longer to regain birth weight. If baby does not regain birth weight by two weeks, this is a sign that the breastfeeding needs to be evaluated.
Always figure weight gain from the lowest point rather than from baby's birth weight.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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Here's my newest babe's stats

At birth 9 lbs 6 ounces
3 Days Post Partum 8 lbs 10 ounces
2 Weeks 9 lbs 2 Ounces (he was slow at regaining his birthweight)
2 months 13 lbs even
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Re: Weight gain?

After the first two weeks a nb should gain about an ounce a day but I can't remember for how long.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:05 PM   #6
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I found this info...

A 5-7% weight loss during the first 3-4 days after birth is normal. A 10% weight loss is sometimes considered normal, but this amount of weight loss is a sign that the breastfeeding needs to be evaluated. It's a good idea to have a routine weight check at 5 days (baby should be gaining rather than losing weight by day 5), so that any developing problems can be caught and remedied early.
Baby should regain birth weight by 10 days to 2 weeks. If your baby lost a good bit of weight in the early days, or if your baby is sick or premature, it may take longer to regain birth weight. If baby does not regain birth weight by two weeks, this is a sign that the breastfeeding needs to be evaluated.
Always figure weight gain from the lowest point rather than from baby's birth weight.

This sounds about right. I know on day 5 from birth my dd started to gain her weight back.
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nak

this is a neat toy to track your baby's weight and length http://www.mybirthcare.com/favorites...rowthchart.asp

and this site has some great info including the world health organization's breast fed baby growth charts.
http://www.breastfeeding123.com/infant-growth-charts/
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My Teagie's gaining like mad, I swear she is just a big roll of chubb! She's 5.5 months old and weighs 17 pounds.
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