I just had my LO weighed and he's 10lb 8 at 6 weeks 4 days old. He was 10lb 1 oz at 3 weeks old. Is this poor weight gain? They said it wasn't too little to worry about but it was a smaller than expected gain. He feeds around every 2 hours and has loads of wet and dirty nappies. He does fuss alot and they said he could be using calories with this.
A gain is a gain,7oz in 3 weeks is fine.My son slowed down around the 6 week mark too,which I put down to him being more alert/active and also he cried a lot at night which would have taken a lot of calories.
I think your doing fine!
A gain is a gain, but in the first 3 months it is expected to be much more than that - normally breastfed babies gain 4-8 oz per week for the first few months - your LO has gained about 2 oz per week........ I was seeing breastfeeding advisors and was being told to top-up as my LO was down to just 3.5 oz gain per week and that was classed as very low weight gain........however my LO wasnt over 10 lbs til he was 3 months old!!!
Its good they are not forcing top-ups!! As long as you are happy with his nappy output and he seems content most times
My eldest had a similar small gain in the first 6 weeks and then only gained 4-5oz a week until he was 12 weeks-then he started gaining 8oz a week until 20 weeks then again his gain fell to 2oz a week. We now know he had quite a severe tongue tie (its still very noticeable but thankfully has caused him no long term problems) and a high arched palate and he also had reflux so these things together didn't help him to put as much weight on as he would have otherwise. I would get tongue tie looked into as this can cause less than optimum weight gain but if it isn't that then everything sounds fine otherwise xx
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