Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

how much weight should a baby gain in his first 3 months

i have a baby that will be 3 months on the 24th of december and his last visit to the doctor he said i wasnt feeding him enough he said he should weigh 2x's his birth weight at 3 months...just wondering if anyone else has heard this....i felt that i was over feeding him before i went into the doctor and he tells me that he needs to eat more?

Answer Question

Asked by juliak818 at 12:00 AM on Dec. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 3 (24 Credits)
Answers (12)
  • my son isnt even 3 months yet and he weighs 14lbs..he was 7lbs 3oz at birth and the doctor says he's perfect

    Answer by freshly.married at 12:13 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • my son will be 3 months old on the 27th he is 14lbs an he was 8lbs 2oz when he was born

    Answer by mommyof2boysmd at 12:14 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • mine will be 3 months on the 26ths btw

    Answer by freshly.married at 12:22 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • my pediatrician told me something similar. she said by 6 months your baby should double their birthweight and by 1 year should triple it. my daughter is 6 montns and weighs 14lbs 10 oz

    Answer by inay522 at 12:46 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • yours said 6 months she shoule be double.....mine said 3 so at 3 months he is supposed to weigh about 16 just seems like i lot to me...

    Answer by juliak818 at 12:47 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • ive always heard they double the birth weight by 6 mo.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 12:47 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I heard double weight in first 3 months is great...

    Answer by Wow2boyz at 12:49 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • 4-7oz a week.... or, 1-2lbs a month, on average.

    Answer by LeanneC at 12:52 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • i heard it was good, but maybe it depends on the size of baby? my son was 9 lb 6 ounces at birth and at three months he was 15 pounds, that's hardly double. but maybe the same rule doesn't apply for big babies cause the doc said he was healthy.

    Answer by Hali_Taylor at 4:42 AM on Dec. 12, 2009

  • I dunno hali_taylor. My baby was born at 10 lbs and he doubled his weight by 3 months old.

    Answer by bjw_053109 at 12:36 PM on Dec. 12, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.