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Posted by on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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If my 6 mth old hasnt gained much weight in the,last mth or so?? I took him to the pedi today and they weighed him and with clothes on he weighed 17 lbs even. so without clothes he weighs about 16+ lbs. so hes only gained ounces, right? They didnt measure him cause I took him to get his skin checked cause hes been havin dry patches. So will this be normal?
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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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Assuming he didn't weigh over 10 pound at birth, his gain is great. 6 pounds above lowest weight at 6 months is all your looking for. That's why weight has to be looked at over time.
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sreichelt26
by Gold Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:13 PM
I don't remember weight history, but you want to look at overall weight gain. At 6 months he should be at 6 lbs over lowest weight or more.
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collinsmommy0
by Gold Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Yup, weight gain slows down 4-6 months & can be even slower months 6-12
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McM0609
by Bronze Member on Jun. 1, 2012 at 11:26 PM
He weighed 8lbs 4oz at birth.
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gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Jun. 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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Double birth weight. Great!

You don't look at month to month growth but average over his lifespan. He gained a lot at one point, so slowing down would be expected.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Jun. 2, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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So, accounting for the normal loss after birth, he has more than doubled his weight. He's perfect.

Quoting McM0609:

He weighed 8lbs 4oz at birth.
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catholicmamamia
by on Jun. 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM

^What they said.. you are doing great! 



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