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  1. #1

    Exclamation Overweight?

    My baby is exclusively breastfed, he is 7 month and 3 weeks old, he's weight is 30 pounds, lenght 29. The pediatritiann told me to give him at least 20 onz of water daily, but the lactation consultant tolnd me not to because of the electrolites. Long or Short my hubby want to give him that much water, and my mother in law is criticism me because of bad mother i am, letting my baby be that big. Any idea for reference that i can look for my husband and for me?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Default Re: Overweight?

    Did the pediatrician say why he might be overweight?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Re: Overweight?

    I wouldn't give him any water. Especially not 20 ounces of it! Maybe 2 ounces, but not 20!

    Where do you live? I've never heard of a pediatrician saying to give water like that.

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Re: Overweight?

    So you are not feeding any solids yet either?
    I'm Hillary
    Wife to Gualberto
    Mom to Nolan
    Born at 32 weeks-3lbs/10oz
    Our precious early angel

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Panama City, Panama

    Default Re: Overweight?

    Could it be genetic, or oversupply?

    Don't worry, you are not a bad mama .

    here's a linkie from kellymom

    Mamá de Aini 19-09-10 (or, for my English speaking folks: 09-19-10)

    Pregúntame sobre pañales de tela Ask me about cloth diapers!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Overweight?

    I would start to offer solids before giving that much water.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

  7. #7

    Default Re: Overweight?

    20 ounces?! Yikes! Maybe a 2nd opinion would work for both of you?
    Katie (5/06) weaned around 38 months
    Mary (1/09) weaned at 23 months
    Jack (1/1/11) nurses like a champ!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Northern BC, Canada

    Default Re: Overweight?

    2nd opinion sounds smart.
    July 30, 2010-6lbs 2oz- 41w 4d (emergency c-section.) Known dairy, eggs, dogs and cats allergies, eczema, and asthma
    Bonus June 22, 2006 (is 50/50 Custody ) (born 32w) Sensitive to changing temps.
    We BF, BW, Co-sleep and use cloth diapers/pull-ups!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Overweight?

    Your pediatrician is crazy. 20 oz of water sounds like more than enough water to cause an electrolyte imbalance in a young, exclusively breastfed baby. And if your baby is overweight, and not just a big but healthy baby, putting him on a crash diet doesn't sound at all like a good idea.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Default Re: Overweight?

    20oz??? OMG!! Amazing how docs blame BF for everything. if overweight, it must be too much milk. if underweight, it must be too little milk!!!

    I would seek a second opinion about the water issue.
    Mommy of 4,
    3 who I watch over, 1 who watches over all of us

    J- 8/20/05 pumped breastmilk for 11 months due to his cleft lip and palate!

    M- 10/17/07 my precious baby lives forever in her mommys heart

    M- 3/31/09 my special gift, she helps heal her mommy and daddys heart. Nursed for 4 years and 10 days, self weaned the day her baby brother was born!

    E-, new little miracle born 4/11/13, my BIG baby! Born 8.6 at 38 weeks. At 9 weeks nearly 17lbs, at 12 weeks nearly 20lbs, at 6 months nearly 23lbs, at 8 months nearly 25lbs and all from BREASTMILK

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