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How long did your newborn take to get back to his or her birthweight?

How much did they lose? And were you formula or breastfeeding?

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Asked by mybella81 at 9:45 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • with each of my 3 babies they were back up to or had surpassed their birthweights by their 2 month visits, each had probably lost a pound give or take an ounce or two. all were formula fed.

    Answer by tnm786 at 9:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • My first son only lost 3 oz and was over his birthweight by his first appointment at 4 days old
    My daughter lost 11 oz and I think took almost 2 weeks to regain it.
    My 2nd son lost 7 oz and took about a week to regain it.
    They were all breastfed.
    My sister in law had her first baby on Wednsday. She is having trouble breastfeeding and the baby has lost about 9 oz so far, but he was little to begin with which probably makes it a little scarier. I'm curious what is average and how long it usually takes to regain the weight.

    Comment by mybella81 (original poster) at 9:48 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Is she feeding on demand or trying to put the baby on a schedule right away?

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:50 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I don't know, I'm assuming nursing on demand. I want to go over and see if I can help her but I've been really sick.

    Comment by mybella81 (original poster) at 10:00 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • tnm, did you mean 2 weeks? 2 months seems really long.

    Comment by mybella81 (original poster) at 10:00 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • my daughter never lost anything. she was FF from birth.

    My son between birth and about 5 days (maybe more like 6 days) he lost a pound. A full pound to the oz. He was breastfed up til that point, then formula. And once on formula he ate non stop and gained it back very quickly

    Answer by hibbingmom at 10:01 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • My son was 8lb 8oz at birth. 7lbs 14oz at discharge (48hr). At 1 week he was 8lb 2oz. At 2 weeks he was 8lb 10oz. So it took a little over 2 weeks. He was fed expressed breast milk only :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 10:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • My daughter was born 7 lbs, 3 oz. She was 6 lbs, ?oz when we left the hospital. Within a week, she was up to 7 lbs, 8 oz. She was exclusively breastfed.

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:24 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • yes 2 weeks. lol sorry! :)

    Answer by tnm786 at 10:43 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • She was 6 - 10 at birth, dropped to 6 - 3 by day 5, but gained a full pound 5 days later. Breast only.

    Average weight loss is 10% of birthweight and babies should regain before 2 weeks.

    Answer by ecodani at 11:10 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

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