doubled birth weight

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  1. xnmd1

    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    LO will be 2 months old on Friday and he has just doubled his birth weight (he's now 12 pounds) , is he putting weight on too quickly? (He was 7 pounds at 3 weeks old), or is this okay because he was a bit smaller than usual when he was born (he was born at 37 weeks exactly)

    He was in new born clothes untill 6 weeks old, then had his growth spurt .. he pretty much skipped size 0-3 mos clothes completly (wore them for a week) and he's now in size 3-6 months!
     
  2. mommyB

    mommyB 2 boys and a girl

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    I don't think he is putting on weight to quickly. Adrian is 3 weeks old and he is already 10.8lbs. Mind you he was 9.5lbs when he was born, but his doctor is very happy with his weight gain. It sounds like your little guy is right on track I would say.
     
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    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    thanks! i'm a little concerned because his doctor said on average he should gain an ounce a day.. but hes been gaining on average a pound a week.. that's more than double what his doctor said :wacko:
     
  4. Cookie1979

    Cookie1979 Well-Known Member

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    Its fine, he's obviously a healthy boy, some babies do grow more quickly than others, at 6 weeks my boy was 11 lbs 9 oz and then at 8 weeks he was 13 lb 7 oz. At birth he was 7 lb 9.
     
  5. Nicoleoleole

    Nicoleoleole 2 kids + 1!

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    The first 3 weeks of life, LO gained a pound a week. Then the next 4 weeks, gained a pound every other week. Went from 7lbs 11 ounces to 12lbs-something at her 6 week checkup. :D It's totally normal. All babies grow differently :)
     
  6. pixydust

    pixydust Married mama of two :D

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    my baby has just doubled his birth weight this week, he typically gains around half a pound a week. I dont think it sounds as though ur baby is growing too fast :) so long as his weight gain is steady :) btw i love ur baby's name! I liked the name Jarred but couldnt have it as Jarrett is my baby's surname lol
     
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    xnmd1 mommmy of 1

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    Thank you :)

    and I agree, Jarred Jarrett would sound a little silly :flower:
     
  8. fairypop

    fairypop Mummy to a lil' goblin

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    My LO was 9lb at birth and then 16lb 2 at week 8. Enormous. Not sure what he weighs now at week 10, but am looking forward to finding out!
     
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    daisii Well-Known Member

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    sounds like he is just playing catch up as he was not a 'big' baby to start with. my LO has put on 10oz in a week and he was 8lb 3oz at birth. I think he looks beautiful! And well done you for helping him put on weight!
     

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