LOL DS will be 8 before he reaches 5 X his birth weight. He's almost 4 and weighs 30 lbs (born at 9.3 lbs)
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4/3/09 at 2:51pm
My suspicion is that this is sort of coincidental, and depends largely on your child's birth weight. My kids were both "big" babies who leveled off in their first year, so I'd be quite surprised if they're still nursing when they quintuple their birth weights.
It's the same with the whole "double by six months, triple by a year" rule of thumb that some people use. My daughter, for example, weighed 10 lbs. 7 oz. at birth. So doubling that would be almost 21 pounds, and tripling that would be 31 pounds 5 ounces. She's almost 2.5, and she weighs about 27.5-28 pounds, which is an appropriate weight for her height (both are ~50th%). 31.5 pounds would have been pretty ridiculous for her at 12 months.