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My 3 1/2 mth old and weight gain

she has only put on 140 grams since the 28th october 08. She is fully Breast feed. Why would this be.

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Asked by mummy03 at 10:38 PM on Nov. 25, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She's not getting enough milk. Is her pediatrician concerned? If my calculations are right, that's not even a pound and I would be seriously concerned. You may want to see a lactation consultant to see about your milk production or the baby's latch.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 10:43 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • I suck at math and conversions...... how many pounds is that?

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 10:43 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • According to google conversions, 140 grams = 0.308647167 pounds

    Answer by kynziesmom at 10:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Yeah! If its not even a pound i would definately be concerned.

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 10:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • She said it wasnt great but that she is at the age were she wants to look around. She sleeps from 9pm til 3am has a feed than goes bak to sleep then wakes again at 6:45am. She was sleeping from 9pm til 5am. She is getting weighed again on the 16th dec 08.

    Answer by mummy03 at 10:48 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • My daughter stayed at 10 lbs from 2-5 months and was perfectly healthy

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 10:48 PM on Nov. 25, 2008

  • Every child is different. Listen to your doctor. My son gained 5lbs in 3 months and my friends son gained 4 lbs in 3 months and their both breastfed babies. Breastfed babies are also known to be on the smaller side because they know when their full rather than babies that get a bottle will sometimes drink because it's there and won't necessarily stop when their full. My son had to be bottle fed with breast milk the first month and a half and he gained more weight then, than the last month and a half of his life when he was able to latch correctly and breastfeed. If your baby is an abnormally sleepy baby try to wake her to feed every 3-4 hours during the day and let her sleep as long as she wants at night.

    Answer by britni11 at 1:05 AM on Nov. 26, 2008

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