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How to get my 5 month old to gain weight?

So I get W.I.C and they weighed and checked my little girl they say at 25 1/8 inches 13 pound 11 oz she is too small so........... I dont know what to do she eats all the time and they sent a letter to her ped. about her weight


8 pounds 7 oz  20inches long at birth

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Asked by LilTiffanysmomm at 1:45 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My 8 month old isn't much bigger than your daughter - she's 25 1/2" tall and 14 lbs. Don't worry about it - usually WIC doesn't know what they are talking about! Listen to your pediatrician, not WIC.

    Answer by missanc at 1:47 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • WIC is a bunch of SHIT!!!!!! If her PEDIATRICIAN isn't concerned about her overall health, then don't listen to them!!!! They tried to tell me my daughter was OVER weight, but she was and still is perfectly healthy, she's just very tall. Don't start force feeding ur LO just because they say she's too small, talk to her doc about weight concerns.

    Answer by knicole0708 at 1:49 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • oh & btw most of the ''nurses'' at WIC aren't even a real MA, RN , blah blah blah

    Answer by knicole0708 at 1:50 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Her pid. is going to start bringing her in every month for a weight check up

    Comment by LilTiffanysmomm (original poster) at 1:50 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Target goals for gain are double birthweight by six months, triple by one year. Average gain should be at least a pound a month.

    WIC sadly is spotty on this stuff. Her weight sounds fine to me, but it's just a number without knowing where she started.

    I've seen WIC cause lots of problems for moms... it's almost not worth taking in some places.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:51 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • OK. Just checked your profile. She was 8 pounds seven ounces at birth. I'd EXPECT her to be about 13 pounds now, knowing that babies lose weight in week one before they start regaining.

    Her weight is dandy. Make sure that you are nursing or giving her bottles on demand and that solids never come first. Solids delay gain because they don't pack the caloric punch that breastmilk and formula do.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • My granddaughter was 8 10 & 20 " at birth & now at 2 months weighs 13 6 & is 24 1/2 " long.

    Answer by sweetsinglemama at 2:15 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • i would not do anything to fatten your baby up. if the dr. is not worried about her development, then you should not be either. does she seem attentive? does she roll over? does she feel like she is progressing to you? maybe your dr. can just write wic and remind them that weight is not the only thing to consider when watching a child grow.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:00 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I would NOT worry at all about what WIC thinks. If she's gaining weight at a pretty steady rate, and is generally healthy and happy, meeting milestones, I'm not worried.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:22 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • on most of her milestones she is ahead of what shes sapose to be . her dad is a very skinny person 137 at 6' 2"

    Comment by LilTiffanysmomm (original poster) at 3:59 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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