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what can i do to help ma baby grow fat big a bit?

she's 3mth 2day, suck well, looking gud but she is not too fleshy. i planned exclusive breastfeeding fr 6mth,

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Asked by blair16 at 7:14 PM on Aug. 16, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • breastfed babies are usually thinner than formula fed ones. Don't worry about adding weight to her, she's as fat as she needs to be for her!

    Answer by Nyx7 at 7:16 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • With breastfeeding she'll be just as she should be. Ask her doctor about her weight if you are concerned.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:18 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Unless your Dr is concerned about her weight, there is nothing you need to do. If your Dr is concerned, then he/she will tell you what you should do!

    Answer by Mom_2_cuties at 7:18 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • She's fine if she is nursing well and happy. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 7:19 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • She's just fine. Breastfeed babies are a little thiner then formula feed babies. Don't worry about it.

    Answer by elly25 at 7:21 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Your baby doesn't have to be fat to be healthy. If your doctor isn't concerned, then don't worry about it.

    Answer by mictamali at 7:24 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Fat does not equal healthy. Unless your doctor is concerned (& even then do your own research as well) continue to breastfeed and enjoy your NORMAL baby.


    Answer by mama_l at 7:35 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Just let her grow at her own rate. I have always had a petite but tall child. Unless you are concerned or dr is...let it be.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 8:00 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Not every baby is fat. There are long lean mean energy burning machines like my little one who is petite and slender but very strong and exceedingly energetic. Breastfed babies tend to be leaner than their formula fed counterparts. So don't try to fatten her up. Someone has got to be small, that's the only way to have an average.

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:50 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

  • Always feed on demand. The rest is up to nature, genetics, and her. Some babies are rounder, some leaner.

    Answer by ecodani at 11:56 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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