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too much weight gain?

Posted by on May. 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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Hi ladies.  So my 11 week old EBF daughter has weight gain as follows:  born 8.15, 1 month-12.8, 2 month 16.4, 11 weeks- 18.  Is this ok?  Doc didn't say anything at her 2 month appointment about it.  She's also long...25 1/4 inches at her 2 month.  anyone else have babies with quick weight gain?  She perfectly happy and healthy from what I can tell. 

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KylersMom8-16-7
by Silver Member on May. 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM
She's fine:-)
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twogirl91
by on May. 15, 2013 at 2:39 PM

My son was EBF until 8.5months, and he's 11months now and barely any solids. He's just a chunker, doctors wanted me to give him formula, but my sister and brother in laws were just as chunky as he is and they were breastfeed two years, they are the skinniest family I know. So what they are like now doesn't mean anything for the future. Some babies are chubbier, enjoy it! More to hug and kiss!

My son was born 9lbs 8oz, 22inches long 
1month: 13lbs 2oz, 22inches long
2months: 15lbs 7oz, 22.5inches
3months: 17lbs 15oz, 24inches
4months: 20lbs 12oz, 24.5inches 
5months: 22lbs 7oz, 24.5inches
6months: 23lbs 10oz, 25 inches
7months: 23lbs 12oz, 26.5inches
 8months: 24lbs 5oz, 27inches
9months: 25lbs 2oz, 27 inches
10months:25lbs 2oz, 28.25 inches
11months:26lbs , 29 inches

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on May. 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM
It's fine but expect her weight to slow wayyy down! Like might only gain a few ounces in between visits. Remember that weight gain is an average of a pound a month from lowest.
K8wizzo
by Kate on May. 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM

You probably have a touch of oversupply.  It's fine.  As your supply regulates that weight gain will slow down.  Keep in mind that we want to see an AVERAGE of 1 lb per month from the lowest weight (probably close to 8 lbs for your LO) during the first year--that means that your baby is nearly there. :)

LilliansMama27
by Candy on May. 15, 2013 at 3:10 PM
Sounds like she's just a fast gainer. There's nothing wrong with it that's for sure :)
LilliansMama27
by Candy on May. 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM
I was going to mention over supply but I'm not sure where I read that so I didn't know if it was accurate or not lol.

Quoting K8wizzo:

You probably have a touch of oversupply.  It's fine.  As your supply regulates that weight gain will slow down.  Keep in mind that we want to see an AVERAGE of 1 lb per month from the lowest weight (probably close to 8 lbs for your LO) during the first year--that means that your baby is nearly there. :)

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on May. 15, 2013 at 3:29 PM
She is a fast gainer BUT its ok..she will slow down then expect the doctor t freak out
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on May. 15, 2013 at 6:18 PM
I agree!
Don't be surprised if the gain soon slows WAY down or even stops completely.


Quoting K8wizzo:

You probably have a touch of oversupply.  It's fine.  As your supply regulates that weight gain will slow down.  Keep in mind that we want to see an AVERAGE of 1 lb per month from the lowest weight (probably close to 8 lbs for your LO) during the first year--that means that your baby is nearly there. :)

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diesel2135
by on May. 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM

thank you for the support and information!!  i feel much better :)

rHOPEb
by on May. 16, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Sounds good to me!  My son has gained a ton of weight since birth and is a bit of a chunker.  The pedi said at his 6mos checkup that should be his last big weight gain, but he hasn't stopped yet.  I assume once he starts walking he will slow down.  As long as the weight and height balance it will be just fine!  All kids are different :)

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