How can I help my baby lose weight?

My son had his 9mth check up yesterday and weighed in at 27lbs and is 30inches long,he is a big boy but always has been from day 1. He is walking on his own also. Now the ped. is concerned with his weight and wants him to lose a little weight. This is not going to be easy, we don't give him juice or snacks. He has his formula and 3meals a day. What are you views and any suggestions would be great


Asked by soleia at 9:11 AM on Nov. 18, 2008 in Diet & Fitness

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  • well i know at that age my son was eating oatmeal/formula for breakfast, formula for lunch, and then cereal/formula for dinner. at that age he was done with the midnight bottles. is he walking yet? if not, when he starts walking he'll lose all that baby weight. (especially when he realizes running away from you is fun :) GL

    Answer by armywife43 at 9:27 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • as long as you are being for real and are not giving him loads of sugary snacks or drinks ,getting him moving about more ,should do the trick and just maybe give him less portions of food .

    Answer by loulou332 at 9:28 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • once he gets to climbing and moving more he'll lose it. my first son was almost 30 lbs at a year old..he now is almost 6 and weighs 43.....i didnt do diets on him. have you tired talking to a nutritionist? they can can come up with a more detailed plan for you. if you are on wic they will be able to work with you on ideas. good luck

    Answer by bonnie-jo at 9:41 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • I would just keep doing what you are doing my daughter weighed 33 pounds at that age and she was HUGE like fat roll after fat roll..... she is now six and a very tall 45 pound little girl, babies get fat sometimes at least he isnt underweight!!!! he is walking it will come off if its still an issue in a year or 2 then id take care of it, sorry but i think Dr's these days are rediculus!!!

    Answer by scaredmommy08 at 10:04 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • He doesnt look overweight... at all! I wouldnt really worry about it. How much did the ped. say he needed to lose? Did the ped. give you any suggestions?? Sounds like you are doing fine. Maybe cut down in formula, since there are alot of calories in that. Have him eat a few more healthy solids than formula.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • You don't make a 9 month old loose weight.

    Answer by LyTe684 at 10:41 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • You don't.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 11:08 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • I was going to say at that age you don't put them on a diet. But if your pedi is concerned about his weight, I would ask him what to do since he is the one who suggested it. I am suprised he didn't elaborate on it. How is he in his height? Is he in a high percentile for that also? If his height is also high I wouldn't worry about it!

    Answer by VastVeranda at 11:30 AM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • I agree with VastVeranda, I would only take advice from the pediatrician on this subject.

    Answer by hibicent at 12:15 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • I remember my son's pediatrician told me instead of giving him 4 to 6 ounces of milk for me only to give him 2 ounces of milf every 4 to 6 hours so he wont gain weight and I would see other children drinkin 8 ounces at 3 months and I regret not feeding my son that much because I listened to those damn orders of the pediatrician, so maybe if u would of done the samething your baby would of been slim like mine is. so I recommend what the pediarician had said just give him or her 2 ounces of formula every 6 hours.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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