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How much did your baby or babies lose after birth?

They told me that all newborns lose weight right after birth. Mine lost 1 oz but grew an inch.


Asked by jer5341 at 3:07 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter weighed at 7lb 7oz when she was born but she went down to 5lb 9oz when we brought her home... Something was wrong but they never told us what happen just that I didn't even give her colestrum when I breastfed her... She ended up with severe jaundice and everything else...

    Answer by Babyduche at 12:29 PM on Jun. 19, 2008

  • My daughter went from 5lbs 4.8oz to 5lbs 2.4 oz the next day. but she has also only gained 3 oz in 3 weeks

    Answer by mommysterling2 at 3:09 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My daughter Natalie was 6lbs 14oz at birth. Natalie lost 10% of her body weight 4 days after she was born, and dropped down to 6lbs 3oz. I'm EBF, and she gained all of the weight back after my milk came in, less than a week later.

    Answer by starianafish at 3:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • He was born at 6lbs 13oz, but lost down to 5lbs 12oz in the first week because I wasn't producing milk and he was being exclusively breastfed. Sadly, I had to introduce formula and I pumped my pitiful 1/2oz per day and added it to the formula so that he got what antibodies I could give him.

    BTW, he is 20 months now and has been consitently in the 50th%ile of weight since he was about 6 months old. And he has always been in the 90's on the height charts.

    Answer by kaseysmommy1003 at 3:29 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My Tessa was born 7lb 14oz the next day was 7lb 7 oz and stayed that way till the end of the week(she was born on a sunday)where she gained five onces between thursday and friday!

    Answer by Debbi7177 at 3:39 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My daughter started out at 4lbs 11oz then dropped to 4lbs 7oz by the next day. With my son however, he was born at 5lbs 15oz and by the next day was up to 6lbs 1oz!

    Answer by LLKati at 3:45 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My son went from 9lbs 6oz to 8lbs 14oz

    Answer by alliet08 at 4:18 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • reagan was born 6lbs 9 oz and came home at 6 lbs 3oz. Kane was born 6lbs 10oz came home at 6lbs 6oz.

    Answer by Reankanesmom at 4:33 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • My son was born at 6lbs 9 ozs and only lost an oz the first night and then started steadly gaining.

    Answer by mom2alittleman at 4:43 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

  • 6lbs 9 oz

    Answer by michelle.west at 4:49 PM on Jun. 18, 2008