My first wound up FF after about 3 months of misinformation, and lack of support... I still regret that decision and now know that it could have been prevented. Live and learn. My dd was almost 8 1/2 lbs, and 19 in at birth. She gained slower than the others and had HORRIBLE refulx which required a prescription to keep under control (another factor in BF failure, she was DEEP suctioned at birth for no apparent reason and it caused a lot of damage).
The other 2 were 7lbs, 2o in, and 7lbs 7 oz 21 in... by 10 months my youngest weighed in an 29 lbs... His fat rolls had fat rolls, which had fat rolls of their own. Now, at almost four he is lean trim and muscular- but still BIG built like a brick shit house. Meanwhile, my middle child who weighed in at 19 lbs when he was 4 months old is a bean pole.
BF babies tend to gain quick, and then thin out fast when they are mobile. FF babies tend to gain slow, and keep the weight on.
at 11:42 AM on Mar. 22, 2011