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Thread: When to stop gaining........

  1. #1
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    Default When to stop gaining........

    When do you want your baby's weight gain to slow down? My baby averages a lb. every week & 1/2 or so. If he doesn't slow down he's going to weigh as much as me soon!
    -OK, maybe not that much

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    My son's weight gain slowed down at about six months, but it may be because he started becoming very active.


    Emilee
    Wife and Mommy
    DS born on Aug 4th 2006 @ 8 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches
    DD born at Home on May 10th 2008 @ 8 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    according to kellymom, these are the averages to expect.
    0-4 months 5 - 7 ounces per week
    4-6 months 4 - 5 ounces per week
    6-12 months 2 - 4 ounces per week

    My ds was weighed today...yippee and is 13lb 10oz at 20 weeks
    he was 5lb 13oz at birth.

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    That's a little better than average.

    Is there a reason that you are concerned about the weight gain?

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    No reason I'm concerned - just wondering. I thought I read somewhere that their weight gain slowed down. I'm super proud that he is gaining so well on my milk, I'm just concerned about having a HUGE baby. He really isn't fat - just a bit chunky... and tall. 16lbs 12 ozs at 25-1/2". Does that sound overweight?

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    How old is your LO? DS was in the 95th % for the 1st 6 mos of his life. At 3.5 mos he was 17 lbs and 27 in. As soon as he started crawling (at 6.5 mos) his weight slowed drastically. He has gained less than 2 lbs in the past 6 mos and dropped from the 95th % to the 30th %; but he is 31.5 in tall.

    Jennifer
    Amazed and Proud mom of Luke (Lucas) - 4/5/2006; 9 lbs 12 oz , 22in
    Wife to best friend Carl - 11/4/2001

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    The more I think about this post the more I think I sound like a horrible Mother! It's not that I don't want my boy to be gaining weight! I thank God that he is, trust me. I just sometimes feel that I may be feeding him too often - everytime he wakes at night - and don't want him at an unhealthy weight because of me. (not to mention all the rude people that say "Oh my God, he's so HUGE!") He's 4-1/2 BTW.
    Thanks for all the posts. I think once he's active it'll even out.

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    You're not a horrible mother! My DD is also a big baby... someone asked me if she was 10 months (she was 6!). Sometimes I wish she was a petite little thing, but then I look at her rolls and it makes me so happy that she is the "biggie girl" that she is!

    I'm sure that once your LO starts rolling, crawling, walking, etc. he will thin out!

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    AJ was 7#3oz at birth and 16#4oz at 4 mos. He only gained a # a month from 6-12mos instead of 2. lol He was 24#10oz at 12 mos. In comparison, my 28 mos old weighs maybe 24.5# now. I'd rather have the chubby one anyday. Ilana was 12#1oz today at 5 mos.
    Jennifer, child passenger safety technician and mama to,
    AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), and Olivia (2/12/09)

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    Default Re: When to stop gaining........

    You can't overfeed a breastfed baby. Unlike a bottle, the flow is controlled baby baby's suckling.

    AND, important to note, breastfeeding helps prevent obesity. If you would like more information on this, please let me know.


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