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my 9 weeks old weight about 14lbs and 24inches, is he over weight?

I'm bfding my son, I saw all my friends baby and they all around 9 or 10lbs so i'm a little worry if he's over weight. I called my ped and she said it's 75 percentile so he's fine. Just curious what does your son/daughter weights when he's around 2 months?

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Asked by Amy2079 at 2:49 AM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son was born and weighed 8lbs 3oz. at two months it was 16 pounds, now at 13 months old he weights about 24-26 pounds. So he started off a little chunker but is tiny now lol. Your baby is fine, they all grown differently. My daughter was born at 7lbs 5oz and was the chubbiest little girl I have ever seen til she turned two and then she thinned out a ton, now both my kids are skinny little bugs. I also breastfed, my daughter til 1 and my son is still going with no signs of stopping lol

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 2:54 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • She was about 13. You can't overfeed a breastfed baby so don't worry too much. Even if he is very chunky as a baby he will likely thin out when he starts walking and obesity is lower in people that were breastfed. Also it all depends on where they started. If those 10 lb babies started at 6 lbs and yours started at 8-9 it will make a big difference.

    Answer by xredstarsx at 2:56 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Not at all. Babies usually just about double their birth weight at three months. Do not start comparing your LO. He is his own person. He has his own normal.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:29 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • no i dont think so, it depends on the childs birth weight.

    Answer by mrssamartin at 4:24 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Breastfed babies eat what they need. Little chubbies are so cute, aren't they?

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:53 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • My first son was a big baby like this. If he is breastfeeding only he is doing fine and is the weight he should be.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:48 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • My 7 1/2 lb boy (at birth) was 12 lbs 6 oz at 2 months
    My 9 lb boy was 12lbs 4 oz at 2 months
    and my 8 lb girl was 10 1/2 lbs at 2 months

    Babies all vary and like others said, you can't overfeed a breastfed baby. Since my 9 lb boy and my 7 1/2 lb boy ending up the same size by 6 weeks old it makes me think that babies have a certain size they're going to be and unless there is something preventing them from gaining weight, like severe reflux or something, genetics probably has more to do with it than how much you are feeding them. That's my guess anyway.

    Answer by mybella81 at 8:09 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • I also find it interesting that babies seem to grow at very different rates too, my babies seem to start out big and are pretty high on the chart early on and then drop down a LOT by the end of their first year. But I've seen a lot of other babies start of small and grow slow at first and then suddenly pick up later and pass my kids up by quite a bit at a year old.

    Answer by mybella81 at 8:14 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • No, he's fine. All babies are different. Quite often, BF babies will gain a lot early on, and a bit later, their gain levels out and slows down.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:48 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Mine weighed 10 lbs 2 ounces when she was 2 months, but she was only 11 lbs 12 oz at 6 months so she's tiny! Some babies just grow faster than others. If your dr isn't concerned, not a problem!

    Answer by missanc at 10:59 AM on Feb. 1, 2011

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