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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 10:22 AM   11
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I've only had Robyn weighed twice, once when she was born and once when she was in hospital at the paedaricians. i have never taken her her to the MW.

With Ewan i stopped taking him to be weighed after about 4 months old, i couldnt stand seeing the midwife and being trreated like an idiot.
If baby is happy, going up in clothes sizes, has good wet nappys, eating/drinking well then i wouldnt worry.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 10:29 AM   12
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I don't mind scales! I love to see that my LO is actually gaining weight and for me it is great encouregment



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 10:46 AM   13
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I love getting LO weighed but he was always a good gainer. If he hadn't been I don't think I would have loved it as much. I don't think they need to ban the scales as much as re-educate health professionals. When My LO didn't gain for a week or two the nurses didn't say anything except that it was totally normal and he will start gaining again soon, and he always did.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 11:23 AM   14
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I love getting Daisy weighed and find it encouraging .



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 11:30 AM   15
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I'm getting my daughter weighed this coming Tuesday and it's giving me anxiety.

She lost quite a bit of her birth weight waiting for my milk to come in (day 4) and I've already been advised to start supplementing. But I'm giving it another week to see how she gains now that my milk is in.

I can't wait to get it over with.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 11:37 AM   16
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I'm getting my daughter weighed this coming Tuesday and it's giving me anxiety.

She lost quite a bit of her birth weight waiting for my milk to come in (day 4) and I've already been advised to start supplementing. But I'm giving it another week to see how she gains now that my milk is in.

I can't wait to get it over with.
Don't worry hun, that is common and you don't need to supplement. Daisy went from 6lbs 12 to 6lbs 3 in her first week and I was worried but then started consistently putting weight on and it won't be long at all until she's doubled her birth weight now.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 11:44 AM   17
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I'm getting my daughter weighed this coming Tuesday and it's giving me anxiety.

She lost quite a bit of her birth weight waiting for my milk to come in (day 4) and I've already been advised to start supplementing. But I'm giving it another week to see how she gains now that my milk is in.

I can't wait to get it over with.
babies always lose weight after being born. they can lose up to 15% of their birthweight and it's still considered normal.
you do not need to supplement.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 15:34 PM   18
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I'm getting my daughter weighed this coming Tuesday and it's giving me anxiety.

She lost quite a bit of her birth weight waiting for my milk to come in (day 4) and I've already been advised to start supplementing. But I'm giving it another week to see how she gains now that my milk is in.

I can't wait to get it over with.
babies always lose weight after being born. they can lose up to 15% of their birthweight and it's still considered normal.
you do not need to supplement.
My daughter lost about 19% percent of her birth weight (born 7 lbz 9 oz) when she was weighed on day 5. My milk didn't come in until day 4 and she's been feeding every 1.5-2.5 hrs for 40+ minutes ever since. She poops a few times a day and wets well over 6 diapers. I'm confident her weight will rise, but there's always a nagging thought at the back of my head that she might not gain much by her weigh in next week.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 16:22 PM   19
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I'm getting my daughter weighed this coming Tuesday and it's giving me anxiety.

She lost quite a bit of her birth weight waiting for my milk to come in (day 4) and I've already been advised to start supplementing. But I'm giving it another week to see how she gains now that my milk is in.

I can't wait to get it over with.
babies always lose weight after being born. they can lose up to 15% of their birthweight and it's still considered normal.
you do not need to supplement.
My daughter lost about 19% percent of her birth weight (born 7 lbz 9 oz) when she was weighed on day 5. My milk didn't come in until day 4 and she's been feeding every 1.5-2.5 hrs for 40+ minutes ever since. She poops a few times a day and wets well over 6 diapers. I'm confident her weight will rise, but there's always a nagging thought at the back of my head that she might not gain much by her weigh in next week.
well she sounds very healthy to me!
the wet nappies are a good indication of this.
it is hard, but you are doing a great job.
it doesn't matter that she gains much, it matters that she gains at all.



 
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Old Mar 11th, 2010, 17:19 PM   20
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I hate the scales I don't think they should be banned altogether, obviously we need to know if there's a problem but I do think HVs could do more in really encouraging women not to weigh more often than once a month. Back from when Aisling was 4-7 months old, her weight constantly worried me and the HVs wanted her back to be weighed every 2 weeks which just added to it. There was no explanation for her slow weight gain, she was just a slow gainer (she's making up for it now!) but it's easy to get obsessed with it.



 
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