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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 07:33 AM   1
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What can I do to fatten up my baby?


Dylan is 17 weeks old and only weighs 12lbs 5oz (he was 6lbs 8oz when he was born at 39+6). He gained 14oz ever 2 weeks until about 6 weeks ago when his fortnightly weight gain has been 4oz, 9oz and then 8oz. He is FF and has at least 5 7oz bottles a day, he can't handle an 8oz one as his tummy isn't big enough. Is there anything that I can do?



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 07:35 AM   2
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Those fortnightly weight gains sound absolutely fine hon, I'd just keep going as you are



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 07:37 AM   3
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Those fortnightly weight gains sound absolutely fine hon, I'd just keep going as you are
He's just dropped from the 9th percentile to 3rd and it bugs me as everyone keeps going 'oooh he's only little isn't he? Doesn't he eat well?' Yes he does eat well, I just have no idea why his percentile is dropping and neither does the HV.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 07:55 AM   4
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Hi hun, I would just wait it out a few more weeks and see if he continues to drop. Sam does vary around 5 centile points from his line,either up or down. The fact that he's weighed every 2 weeks you are probably looking into it more than you would if he was weighed say once a month



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 07:58 AM   5
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Finn was like that till he was eating dairy solids (6 months), basically, he's a cheese fiend. Went up to the 25th centile so he's still quite skinny but happy and active. Not sure what you could do till then, perhaps he's just getting more active and burning it off? I'm sure he's doing fine. Ignore the comments.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 08:02 AM   6
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Is he more active now, learning to sit or moving around more? Did they make a mistake? They thought LO dropped out of the 9th but the lady made a mistake. Some babies don't follow the same pattern, my sisters kids were constantly popping in and out but there was never anything wrong, they have all grown into fit healthy children like we were. Perhaps it runs in the family.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 08:17 AM   7
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I looked up Ollies percentile and it says hes on the Oth percentile! he's 11lb 10 at 17 weeks, he was putting on 1/2lb a week but hasn't this last 4 weeks, but he is still putting on weight which is the main thing, he has had chicken pox and a cold in the last 4 weeks too which won't have helped. As long as he's putting on weight at a steady ish rate then I wouldn't worry about it, Ollie has 5 x 5/6 oz bottles a day and he sleeps through from 7-7.30 so he's quite happy as he is.



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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 08:40 AM   8
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My guy started on a low percentile (but he was early), skyrocketed to the 85th, and is now dropping in the weight one (20th) but staying way up there in the height. He's also skinnier than a month ago, so I think it is a combo of him being way more active and growing. I keep having to adjust the height on my jolly jumper and he seems to be eating alot more (though I bf so it is hard to tell - boobs seem bigger though!) He is a happy and active guy though - doesn't like sitting still at all!

Like someone said here - he may gain quicker once he starts solids. My friends son fattened right up once he was on bananas and cereal (his milk feeds stayed the same) and they had a little chunkster on their hands. So I wouldn't worry too much - if he is happy and active - he'll get there!

Edit: Before people have a go at me, I'm not suggesting you start solid food! When you do that is up to you - just telling you how it was for someone I know. They didn't start solids because of their LOs weight - they just thought it was time!!

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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 08:50 AM   9
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I am having this problem too. Trouble is.. Mylo doesnt really eat well unless he hasnt a choice. I want to increase his weight.. sHV told me lots of high calorie foods.. have you thought about weaning early?

Apparently years back they used to wean at 4 months.. only in recent years they changed it to 6 months.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2010, 08:52 AM   10
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Aisling was an extremely slow gainer between 3 and 6 months and she was absolutely fine. My GP told me to keep an eye on her head circumference. It's only if they start dropping down the centiles on head circumference that you have to worry



 
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