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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 12:27 PM   1
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hv referring Imogen to gp about weight gain :(


because she's been crawling up the centiles for a while now... Her height and weight correspond, and she says she's sure it'll even out to a steadier gain once she's mobile, but she needs to refer her just to make sure its not an underlying health issue causing the gain... Has anyone had this and what was the outcome? Anyone know what underlying issues could cause this? I thought her gain seemed quite steady, she's just a big bab, takes after daddy (man mountain) :s



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 12:42 PM   2
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I think it's just standard practice to refer them if they move more than two centiles (up or down). I wouldn't worry. Mickey dropped from 75th at birth to 25th by 4 weeks. We really struggled to get established feeding and I was really worried. Doctor wasn't concerned at all x



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 12:57 PM   3
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Thankyou i'm hoping they'll just say the same as hv that it'll even out when she gets mobile, i'm still a but witted though but feel better knowing its just standard practice



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 13:19 PM   4
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How much of a jump has she had and was she born early? My daughter was 3 weeks early. So she wasn't premature and she was fully cooked (had a spontaneous labour), but she was small and sleepy and didn't eat well at first. She took a long time to really get going in weight gain. She was 25th centile at birth, dropped to 2nd after, was up to 9th by the end of the first month or so, and then finally got back to 25th somewhere around 12 weeks. Then between 4 and 5 months, she had a massive growth spurt, going from 25th centile to 65th. My HV was pleased and not concerned at all. She said it's normal sometime in the first few months for babies who are born on the earlier side to have a big jump (she called it 'catching up with themselves') and end up more around where they would have been had they been born later. I know it isn't due to overfeeding (she's now bottle fed and she actually eats less than what she should for her weight) and she's otherwise healthy, so I think that explanation makes a lot of sense. I'm guessing maybe that could be what you're experiencing as well. It's never bad to get it checked out, but I would try not to worry unless you have any other concerns.



 
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Wow that makes a lot of sense actually! She was 4 Weeks early and 6lb 3 at birth, her first weight measurement on the term chart (after she stopped being measures on the prem one) she was 50th centile, now she's just above 91st (18lb 1)



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 13:29 PM   6
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My DD was on the 9th at birth and has climbed to just over the 50th the HV was not worried at all and expects her to stop gaining/loose when she is moble (which she is now). I really wouldn't worry xx



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 15:34 PM   7
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Is she bf?
Vin was 2 weeks early, on 25th centile, dropped to 9th (little oversupply issue with me which took 2 weeks to settle) and then shot up to 91st which is where he seems to be staying. HV at weigh in said totally normal with bf babies and they often come back down a bit later on x



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 15:53 PM   8
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I have the opposite problem. Falling off the curves. I hope things are ok with you and lo. X



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 16:20 PM   9
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Thankyou i'm a constant worrier as it is so this is just playing on my mind

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Is she bf?
Vin was 2 weeks early, on 25th centile, dropped to 9th (little oversupply issue with me which took 2 weeks to settle) and then shot up to 91st which is where he seems to be staying. HV at weigh in said totally normal with bf babies and they often come back down a bit later on x
She's bottle fed, she wouldn't take to breast feeding I just feed her when she wants to be fed and however much she wants, she soon lets me know when she's done



 
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Old Jul 17th, 2013, 19:04 PM   10
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This nearly happened to us with our son. Born on 25th and by aged one was 91st. They didn't refer us in the end and hilariously then said they'd refer us when he was two because he wasn't gaining enough. Basically as soon as he started walking (or running in his case) around 1 the weight just fell off. He's now on the 75th and a very healthy active boy. Try not to worry



 
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