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October 27th, 2007, 07:16 AM
Lisa N Lisa N is offline
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I think that the point where doctors are alarmed (at least in our case) is when they stop growing on a curve. My son has never lost weight from one appt to the next, just not gained what was expected/wanted. From his 4 to 6 mo checkup his tiny weight gain made it look like almost a flat line on his chart. Even if they are not on the chart they should still be following their own growth line. One of the other ladies post a link to this: site. Here you can chart your childs weight so you can see how they fall on the chart, it was very helpful for me. As far as measuring length...I find that it's much harder to get an accurate reading at this age. I know once we went to the doctor and they had my son shrinking from one appt to the next, which was impossible, because babies wiggle so much.
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