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December 31st, 2012, 06:00 AM
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Weston was born at 8lbs 3 ounces and dropped to 7 13 by 2 days old. He was up to 11 5 at his 2 month check, and I weighed him today (granted our scale is probably different) and he's 12lbs 13 ish ounces at 3 months. I'm assuming by the time his 4 month check comes around he'll have gained enough to stay at that 30something % mark. He hasn't come near to doubling his birthweight like kellymom says at 4 months. I doubt he'll gain 3 lbs in a month. Steady gain is more important than being right on average right?

This is the 3rd baby I have breastfed, I'm just nervous because of what happened with Sebastian, with him hardly gaining anything starting at about 7-8 months. I enjoy breastfeeding and don't want to be bullied into switching again.
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December 31st, 2012, 12:11 PM
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As long as he is growig i would not be too concerned. Also, babies can have innacurrate birth weights due to IV fluids during labor, so going off that initial weight can be misleading. DD was born at 5% and quickly dropped off the chart, but continued to grow and the dr was never concerned.
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December 31st, 2012, 01:08 PM
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I always considered his 'birth weight' to be 7 12, which is what he dropped to. This is the first labor I didn't have IV fluids too!

He's definitely growing and happy too, in 3-6 month now width wise, he'll probably always be behind length wise in childhood thanks to his 4'10'' mom LOL
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December 31st, 2012, 03:54 PM
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i would not worry too much about it.
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January 1st, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Iwas concerned with the same thing with Matthew. He was 8lbs 4 oz at birth and droped to 7 13.5. at 3 months he was 12 lbs 12 oz. His ped hasent said anything to me yet about it but I will be bring it up at his 4 month appt. I to dont think he will be gaining 3 lbs in a month lol and I dont have a scale at home either so he really only gets weighed at his drs. but I do think as long as there is steady growth things should fine!
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