HV Made Me Feel Sh*t

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  1. xnewxmummyx

    xnewxmummyx Mummy, Daddy and Isobelle

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    As you may or may not know Isobelle has always had trouble feeding, not that lack of, the amount of, and has always been big. 11days early weighing 8lbs 1oz. Today I took her to be weighed and she is 16lb 12oz. I took her back for a follow up appointment at hospital last week and paedeatric doc said she is fine. But HV today made me feel she is having too much.

    She has just been upped to 7oz and has 5 feeds a day, which to me, and according to tin, is fine.

    HV said if she continues to gain rapidly she will have to be referred back to hospital.

    What the hell am I doing wrong? She wont f-ing drink water either.

    How much did/does your 15week old weigh?

    X

    *also posted in FF*
     
  2. ginny

    ginny Well-Known Member

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    Hi love :) my boy is almost 16lb now and he's 14 weeks, he's on 5 x 7oz of hungry baby, sometimes 6 - usually at least 40oz milk in a day, no night feeds. My HV is fine and also suggested early weaning... My point is, don't take it to heart, I never do, I'm his mummy and he's fine as he is. I'm sure your LO is the same xxx
     
  3. blondey

    blondey Well-Known Member

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    Ava-Mae is just over 16weeks and she is 14lb 3oz, (weighed today) and she was only 6lb 15 when she was born, so she averages about half a lb a week weight gain. She has also moved from the 25th centile to just over the 50th.

    We have also just changed her feeds to 7oz every 3 hours. So that is 5 bottles a day.

    Your LO sounds ok to me! I looked in my red book and she is still on the chart so she isn't that big for her age! She obviously just likes her food!!

    :hugs:
    x
     
  4. xnewxmummyx

    xnewxmummyx Mummy, Daddy and Isobelle

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    ta love. im considering hungry baby but hesitant to change formula again...

    :shrug:

    xxx
     
  5. iceylou

    iceylou Guest

    i wont type what i called ur hv but i think i even shocked myself lol

    im not sure what weight nicole was at that age but she was on 2nd stage formula and guzzling up to 50plus oz.
     
  6. Jem88

    Jem88 Guest

    Your LO sounds fine to me hun, my LO was born on her due date and was 9lb 3.. she feeds every 3 hours and has just upped to 6oz, we weighed her 2 weeks ago and she was around 17lb. we weigh her at home and got told by the HV that this was fine to do. I wouldn't worry unless theres a big diff in weight gain. :)
     
  7. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    Her milk intake seems completly normal. Babies under 6 months arnt supposed to have water anyway as far as im aware.

    Ignore your HV, River has always on the big side but shes naturally thinned out. If i had tried limiting her milk intake then she'd be underweight now
     
  8. missbabypo

    missbabypo Mummy to Riley and Bump!

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    Riley was 9lb 13.5oz when he was born and at 13wks he was 15lb 7.5oz.
     
  9. xnewxmummyx

    xnewxmummyx Mummy, Daddy and Isobelle

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    :happydance:

    i wanted to gomad but i didnt i just cried all the way home..

    xx
     
  10. Fabby

    Fabby mummy to my amazing boy x

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    Ignore the silly moo! X
     
  11. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    hey hun chloe was 16lb 8oz at 14wks she was born 7lb 9oz, i havent had her weighed since as the hv told me she was 'getting too big' theres nothing wrong with her so i refuse to go now.
    tbh she shouldnt be drinking water anyways not at her age, unless its for constipation. if she wants the milk then let her have it, your hv sounds like an idiot tbh if i were you i just wouldnt get her weighed again
     
  12. Hayley90

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    ignore the stupid cow!!!

    we were always on the opposite end of the scale - harrison didnt gain enough, but ive learned that as long as they are eating, and they are fine, you are fine then HVs have nothing to stick their noses into. x
     
  13. xnewxmummyx

    xnewxmummyx Mummy, Daddy and Isobelle

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    my MIL told me not to take her again either..they only upset and have a go at you...

    ta love..

    xxx
     
  14. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    yup thats exactly it, my nan was the one that convinced me not to go back, i cant really say what she said about her but it wasnt overly polite:winkwink: if they want your lo weighed then they will get in contact, just leave it unless lo gets ill and you get worried about her weight:hugs:
     
  15. Kimmy25

    Kimmy25 Well-Known Member

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    Zane was weighed today at 16 weeks and weight 17lb 4oz all the HV said to me is hes doing fab hes just a big lad!..Under 6 months babys dont need water unless its REALLY hot!..Hes drinking between 60 and 80 oz of hungry milk a day so I really wouldnt worry and if there going to upset you dont go back, you dont need to have them weighed all the time Im back at work tomorrow so he wont be going back unless its an appointment x
     
  16. Murphy98

    Murphy98 Well-Known Member

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    I would take the word of your pediatrician over a home visitor. The nurses at vaccine clinic here are very by the book and chart obsessed as far as I can tell - where as my Dr. is always thrilled with our bubs progress.

    Also, we were told not to give LO water beyond a sip if hot out before 6 months. You may want to talk to your Dr to get all the facts as I can't recall the specific explination....

    :coffee:
     
  17. louisiana

    louisiana mummy and ttc#2

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    :hugs::hugs:
    i wouldnt listen to her,it sounds like ur lo is doing fine.im sure brodie was taking that much milk at that age as well.
    ive not taken him to be weighed by hv for months now-feel like its a waste of my time as i weigh him at home
     
  18. whoops

    whoops Just me and my LO

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    Is this the same HV who told you to give water to stretch out her feeds? If so, she's an idiot and needs to be retrained.

    Your LO is not taking too much for her size - any less and she'd be hungry. You can't put babies on a diet. Even if she is a little big for her age, she'll burn that off as she grows, and I'd say in a few months once she's crawling and running around, the excess will fall off. I see babies at my mum & baby group who are just starting to crawl and they're all roly poly with lovely creases - it's like they build themselves up beforehand.
     
  19. jojo2605

    jojo2605 Mom to Sam & Dylan

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    Dylan is 14 weeks Friday and he has 5 x 7ozs a day. We had him weighed today & he's 15lb 12.5ozs :thumbup:

    Take no notice of the silly bint!! x
     
  20. JaniceT

    JaniceT Mum to a gorgeous boy.

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    Your babies make my baby sound like a guzzling fish LOL he drinks 7 Oz every 2.5 hours with a total of about 50+ Oz for an 11 week old. And yes he poo poo's like no tomorrow.
     

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