So... my baby isn't close to doubling his birth weight yet and he's about 5 and a half months old...
I wouldn't care much about this except that his growth has halted somewhat abruptly.
He was steadily gaining a pound and a half and one inch to his height each month. I weighed and measured him at home yesterday and he is the exact same as he was at the doctor's office over a month ago.
He was almost 10 pounds at birth and is UNDER 17 as of yesterday.
It bothers me a little because of how fast and obvious his growth was and now suddenly he's taking a break on it. All his developmental milestones are right on, but it just feels weird to me. He was growing a little every single week and now, not an ounce.
Is his body just resting and focusing on his new capabilities (crawling, putting stuff in mouth) or should I be concerned?
I will, of course, ask my doctor about it next month, but just wanted other mom's opinions.
Answer by mompam at 8:10 AM on May. 25, 2011
The growth spurts get more spread out as kids get older. This is normal.
Answer by JSD24 at 10:47 AM on May. 25, 2011