My 5 week old baby boy weighs 10lbs as of yesterday. He was born at 7. I'm happy that he's growing good and all, but is that a good weight gain? Everyone is telling me that he's chubby already and I'm afraid of having a fat baby. I'm exclusively breastfeeding. Maybe he just has a lot of growing to do? Or is it my diet that is too fatty? I'm concerned..Answer Question
It's not your diet. Your baby should gain 4-7 ounces a week the first 6 mo. He is gaining a little fast. Try using only one breast a feeding. What can happen is babies can over eat because they don't get to the high fat milk from the first breast that should make them feel full. It's called finish the first breast first. You can have an overweight breastfed baby. We used to say breastfed babies come in all sizes. We are now more aware of the consequences of babies being overweight and that it can cause lifelong problems. Congrats on breastfeeding.
http://www.kellymom.com/ is a great breastfeeding web site.
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