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Too much fat in breast milk?

Posted by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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I'm always reading about bf babies who are low on growth charts, but my baby has always been high on the growth charts.  Is he too big?  People always ask if I'm feeding him cream.  He was 8-5 at birth and had gained 4 pounds at 1 month check up.  He's been only gaining ever since.  8 months and around 25 lbs.This is what I sent for him to eat when I had to work.  Is my milk too fatty?  

by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:13 AM
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by Gold Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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Your milk is specifically designed to what he needs, there's no such thing as too fatty milk! :)
Once he gets more mobile, you'll start to see the weight gain slow and than people will be telling you he's too small! lol ;)
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melindabelcher
by mel on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM
I agree with elizabeth!
Your body makes milk for him. Hes healthy :)
How much milk is he getting how long are you away?
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MamaToCollin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM


Quoting melindabelcher:

I agree with elizabeth!
Your body makes milk for him. Hes healthy :)
How much milk is he getting how long are you away?

I work 7a-7p.  He usually eats only 3-4 oz when I'm gone!

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:32 AM
You can't tell nutritional value by looking at milk and it sounds like you just have a big, healthy boy!

My first daughter was a chunky breast baby. I don't recall her exact weights but she was always in the 90th percentile on the formula charts that doctors use. And in the 20th for height so she was a short, fat baby!

My second daughter is tiny in comparison. She's almost ten months and is only about 26 inches long and 18 pounds. She has little rolls and sort of looks chubby but she's a light-weight.

Don't worry about the make-up of your milk. He's getting exactly what he needs. And I agree with pp. He'll start slimming down when he gets mobile.
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melindabelcher
by mel on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:34 AM
Ahhhhh then hes definetly fine :)
A breastfed baby can't be overfed but a bottle fed breastmilk baby can be overfed so just double checking :)
Not all bf babies are tiny. One of our mommies has 1yo that are around 30lbs! It takes babies of all sizes to make those silly charts.
Mine like to see how low they can go >1% here :)


Quoting MamaToCollin:



Quoting melindabelcher:

I agree with elizabeth!

Your body makes milk for him. Hes healthy :)

How much milk is he getting how long are you away?

I work 7a-7p.  He usually eats only 3-4 oz when I'm gone!


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MamaToCollin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

That's the thing, he's been crawling since 6 1/2 months (when he was 20 lbs).  Now he's added 5 more pounds!

BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:39 AM
My older daughter didn't start slimming up until around 18 months. She didn't crawl until 11 month though. She was my fat n happy, lazy baby! ;)


Quoting MamaToCollin:

That's the thing, he's been crawling since 6 1/2 months (when he was 20 lbs).  Now he's added 5 more pounds!


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MamaToCollin
by Bronze Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Guess I'm just being a worry wart first time mama!  Any time we see someone we know, we always get the, "He's soo big!" comment.

Paradys
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:48 AM
And your reply is "Yep, and it's ALL me!"
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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Nov. 27, 2012 at 9:50 AM
Too big, too small.... i'm tired of all of it lol! I say he is perfect however he is and there is no way that your milk is anything but perfect
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