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Weight loss in a 5.5 month old

My 5.5 month old weighs 13lbs n he used to weigh 15 almost 16 lbs! He even eats baby food 2 times a day! I figured that he would pri gain but he lost 2lbs!!
Do any of you kno what could have caused this to happen?

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Asked by kylie_2008 at 10:35 AM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Who's scale is this by? Is it your home scale, doctors scale?

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:38 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Home for the 13lbs..when we went in for his 4month apt he was like 15.5 lbs

    Answer by kylie_2008 at 10:39 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Is he an early crawler or army crawler? Sometimes when they start getting mobile, they'll drop weight. You should check with your doctor.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:44 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Then ignore it. Your doc will let you know if something is wrong. Always go by the doctors scales, not yours

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:45 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • no he doesn't crawl or anything

    Answer by kylie_2008 at 10:45 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • is your baby a mover? i ask this because my son is still 21 lbs and he's been on babyfood for a while. .but because he's so active, he's still holding 21lbs.. he gets 2 solid food meals a day and 4 bottles.. talk to your doctor, and have them weigh him...

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 11:06 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Your scale is probably calibrated differently than the docs. I do the same thing. I weight my daughter at home and it is always different from the doctors by about a pound.

    Answer by missbrinleysmom at 11:06 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • all scales differ so pick one scale and go by that. every scale is off 2-5 pounds so thinking of your scale v.your doctors its likely that the scale is just off

    Answer by Kelly_Ann at 11:08 AM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Most baby food is lower in fat and calories than breastmilk and formula. When you introduce baby food before 6 months it can interfere with weight gain because it replaces the formula/breastmilk they would otherwise be eating.

    Drop the solids for a few weeks and breastfeed more or give more formula.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:39 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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