I wonder if anyone can help, im a bit worried about my baby's weight gain - he was 7lbs at birth and he now weighs 11lbs (at 4 weeks) - so he's gained a pound a week! Is this too much? He feeds a lot and very often - much more than 6 times a day. I rang the Cow and Gate line yesterday and they said just to feed on demand at this age and not to worry about him feeding too much, but then I weighed him this morning and was shocked to see he now weighs 11lbs!
I'm pretty sure Cora had gained nearly a pound during her 3 days in the hospital before we came home. You know how they say the baby will lose weight after being born? Never happened with us. I can't exactly remember what she was at at 1 month (she was also 7lbs at birth) but I remember her eating A LOT and now at 6 months she is in the 50th percentile.
I would not worry. Big babies, small babies, it's all pretty much irrelevant in the long run. I was a tiny itty bitty baby and now I'm a big fat adult and my brother was a jumbo baby and now he is a skinny athlete.
thanks very much for your replies, so glad to hear it is normal! thank-you all for putting my mind at ease. i think its a shame there is so little advice available for formula feeding, it's mostly geared towards breast feeding, but ney mind - its a learning curve but we are getting there!
Ava went to the doc's last Friday and weighed 11 lbs 10.6 oz and I took a week later (this Friday that just passed) and she weighed 12 lbs 13 oz. She gained over a lbs in a week and her doctor was VERY happy to see this.
She is 11 weeks old and eats 7 oz every 3 hrs and has cereal every morning/night and I have also started her on baby food. Some people ride my ass about this because the doc's say wait till their 6 months to feed them baby food but she is a hungry baby and loves her baby food. The studies on babies change EVERY year and their constantly changing the rules on how you should do things. Stick with what you KNOW is best for your son - no one knows your baby like you do.
Don't worry about over-feeding. Your baby will eat when he is hungry and he will stop when he is full. No worries hun!
My LO was 7lb15oz at birth. He was last weighed at 5 weeks and was 11lb6oz!! The health visitor is happy with his weight gain and it will slow down eventually...i hope i dont want to know how much he'll weigh next time as it'll have been two weeks since then!He eats like a horse xx
Jacob was 7lb 2.5 at birth and at 4 weeks he was 11lb 9, he was weighed last at 12 weeks and was 15lb 11. He's on the 90th centile for weight and height so don't worry sounds like your baby is doing great, be proud that you have such a healthy baby
It's fine - just remember, unlike in adults, gaining is good!
Earl was 9lb 6oz at birth
He's 3 months old now and weighs 17lb 5oz!!
Two things I did to keep my perspective. They like babies to double their birth weight by 4 months.....that's a lot of growing! Also, when you weigh your LO, check their weight on the percentile chart in your red book. If they are keeping a good curve, then they're fine
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