weight loss?

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samarasmom
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Re : weight loss?

Postby samarasmom » Wed Jul 28, 2004 04:34 pm

She is on the bottle. Me and her had some complications at birth that enabled me to breastfeed her right away and since she had problems eating at first I was unable to successfully try later. I kind of blamed that to the reason why she wasnt gaining, I breasfed my boys and they grew like weeds and I felt like I was letting her down not being able to do the same for her.

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Re : weight loss?

Postby meg » Wed Jul 28, 2004 09:04 am

are you breast ot bottle feeding? its more normal to lose more and be slower gaining with breast.
My DD was born weighing 8 lb 12 ounces. At one week she was 7 lb 8 ounces! But she ate good, doc said she looked very alert and healthy and told me to come back in one more week. The next weekshe had gained to 7 lb 12 ounces but still a pound below birthweight. But again she was very healthy and alert. The next week she was up to 8 pounds even. The next week, finally at 4 weeks old she jumped to 8 lb 15 ounces and was finally back at birthwieght! I think peds just look at the wholepicture of the baby and decide when to worry. Good luck.

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Re : weight loss?

Postby samarasmom » Wed Jul 28, 2004 08:45 am

she isnt gaining at all. my boys did the same thing and they are big boys also. they have a wt check on 8/3. so please baby gain some wt

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Re : weight loss?

Postby deerhart » Wed Jul 28, 2004 07:48 am

I think it depends on the baby. BOth my boys lost about 3-6 oz's when they left the hospital and by 1 week later had gained it and a ton more back. But then again they are BIG boys (both in the 90/90 range by 6 weeks from the 5-30% range at birth)

I think most ped's want them to be back to birth weight within a week but the most important thing is that she is gaining weight. If she isn't gaining any weight you need to contact your Ped.

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weight loss?

Postby samarasmom » Wed Jul 28, 2004 05:23 am

Does anyone know about how much a baby could lose before gaining and what is safe or when to worry.

My boys lost weight in the hospital but when they got home started to gain, while on the other hand Samara continues to lose and its only ounces but I thought by know she would be going back towards her birth weight. she was 6 12 and is now 6 5 after 1 wk old.

Any suggestions?

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