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Posted by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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Nikolai at 3 months and 19 pounds(:HAPPY 4TH !

My baby is 2 months and he is in the 99% for weight. A whopping 15 pounds. He isn't on formula though strictly breastfed. They said I'm you can't overfeed a breastfed baby but... Is this normal? He won't take the bottle whatsoever I tried and failed on multiple occasions.

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Luv.My.Soldier
by Bronze Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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My youngest son(8mths today) is like that...he was gained 5lbs during his first month, was 15 by 2 mths, almost 18 by 4 mths and the last time he was weighed was his 6mth appt in the middle of may and he was right at 20 lbs. He is a chunk, with fat rolls galore. Everybody calls him juicy lol. He has never had anything but breastmilk...he won't even touch solids yet.
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da808gypsy
by Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:07 AM
Foes he take vitamin drops? His doctor recommended them because he said breastfed babies don't have as much vitamin D a formula fed ones

Quoting Luv.My.Soldier:

My youngest son(8mths today) is like that...he was gained 5lbs during his first month, was 15 by 2 mths, almost 18 by 4 mths and the last time he was weighed was his 6mth appt in the middle of may and he was right at 20 lbs. He is a chunk, with fat rolls galore. Everybody calls him juicy lol. He has never had anything but breastmilk...he won't even touch solids yet.
Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:15 AM
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100% normal! His gain will slow and he'll start to even out when he starts getting mobile. You can't overfeed a baby at the breast. No need for bottles unless you don't be around to nurse him, don't try to fix what isn't broken. ;)
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polkaspots
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:16 AM
I've always had tiny newbies, but you are right about not being able to overfed a bf baby. Size isn't all that important anyway. I would guess he's about to hit a growth spurt spurt soon. Where he has a few growth spurts in a short period of time. He's at the right age for it. He's adorable btw, don't worry unless his weight stays high compared to his height.
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polkaspots
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:18 AM
And vitamin d doesn't become an issue until after six months and that's only if baby can't get the vitamin d naturally, from foods and the sun. I think the rule is 15-20 minutes a day in the sun.
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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A couple minutes outside in the sun everyday will get him the vitamin d he needs. :)

Quoting da808gypsy:

Foes he take vitamin drops? His doctor recommended them because he said breastfed babies don't have as much vitamin D a formula fed ones



Quoting Luv.My.Soldier:

My youngest son(8mths today) is like that...he was gained 5lbs during his first month, was 15 by 2 mths, almost 18 by 4 mths and the last time he was weighed was his 6mth appt in the middle of may and he was right at 20 lbs. He is a chunk, with fat rolls galore. Everybody calls him juicy lol. He has never had anything but breastmilk...he won't even touch solids yet.
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GodsAmiga
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:24 AM

My youngest is 3.5 months and 19.4lbs! He's a linebacker! Lol! But no you can't overfeed a breastfed baby. :-) When he starts walking he'll thin down pretty quick! :-)

Luv.My.Soldier
by Bronze Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:25 AM
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No, he has never had vitamins of any kind :) We just make sure to spend adequate time outdoors to get enough vit d


Quoting da808gypsy:

Foes he take vitamin drops? His doctor recommended them because he said breastfed babies don't have as much vitamin D a formula fed ones



Quoting Luv.My.Soldier:

My youngest son(8mths today) is like that...he was gained 5lbs during his first month, was 15 by 2 mths, almost 18 by 4 mths and the last time he was weighed was his 6mth appt in the middle of may and he was right at 20 lbs. He is a chunk, with fat rolls galore. Everybody calls him juicy lol. He has never had anything but breastmilk...he won't even touch solids yet.

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da808gypsy
by Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:33 AM
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I was wondering. We do live in Hawaii so he gets sunlight when I actually get out of the house. He hates it, lol but he gets his vitamin D.

Quoting polkaspots:

And vitamin d doesn't become an issue until after six months and that's only if baby can't get the vitamin d naturally, from foods and the sun. I think the rule is 15-20 minutes a day in the sun.
da808gypsy
by Member on Jul. 12, 2013 at 6:34 AM
I try to give him sunlight but I swear he HATES the sun. It's funny cuz so does his dad. They're both vampires! XD

Quoting Baby_Avas_Momma:

A couple minutes outside in the sun everyday will get him the vitamin d he needs. :)



Quoting da808gypsy:

Foes he take vitamin drops? His doctor recommended them because he said breastfed babies don't have as much vitamin D a formula fed ones





Quoting Luv.My.Soldier:

My youngest son(8mths today) is like that...he was gained 5lbs during his first month, was 15 by 2 mths, almost 18 by 4 mths and the last time he was weighed was his 6mth appt in the middle of may and he was right at 20 lbs. He is a chunk, with fat rolls galore. Everybody calls him juicy lol. He has never had anything but breastmilk...he won't even touch solids yet.
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