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post #41 of 46

SUPER babies!!!

despite my dh's grandmother and my mom telling me he would be too fat to crawl/sit up/walk...i kept exclusively bf my ds...

he was 32lbs and 23 in at 6 mos!!! Wow! He has been exclusively breast fed for a year and then we started encouraging him to eat food! He still gets most of his calories from breast milk, but he is 30lbs and 26 in at 19 mos! He is very healthy and strong. That initial fat baby slowed down with us and then he leveled out! Luckily we have a great pediatrician that is pro bf! He carries the baby to the other drs. and tells them "This is a REAL bf baby!" DS doesn't walk ... he RUNS!

Keep up the good work mama!
post #42 of 46
ds #6 was 8#4 at birth. At 2 mo he was 17#4 and 25". He has gained on average a pound a week, and I'm guessing that he is somewhere around 20# at 3 mo. He wears 9 mo clothes. MY ds #4 was 9#4 at birth and 20# at 3 mo. My first dd was smaller on the growth charts than her siblings. But most of my other kids have followed similar "moose baby" growth. All are "average" or "normal" weights now although they seem on the tall end for their age. I chalk it up to kids just getting larger in general in the US. DH and I are pretty average (he's 5'11, I'm 5'4.). I did find that they lost weight once they started walking and would chub up then grow up, then chub up, then grow up, etc, etc and it continues even in my teenagers. So it is completely normal, and I think because they are BF and fed on demand (that's what I do too), they will less likely have weight issues when older. JMHO.
post #43 of 46
Yep my breastfed babies were gigantic till about 6 months. In fact they regained their birthweight by the time we left the hospital, and doubled their birthweight in 6 weeks. Then they slowed way down when they got active. In the 2nd half of the first year they are pretty average, or even a bit smaller than their FF buddies.

No worries mama. Your babe is fine.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by MommytoTwo View Post
Yep my breastfed babies were gigantic till about 6 months. In fact they regained their birthweight by the time we left the hospital, and doubled their birthweight in 6 weeks. Then they slowed way down when they got active. In the 2nd half of the first year they are pretty average, or even a bit smaller than their FF buddies.

No worries mama. Your babe is fine.
This has been my experience too. Avery gained 1 pound by the time she was a week old (a pound! Whose kid gains a freaking pound when they are a week-old newborn? I thought they lost weight?!). And those lovely little rolls everywhere, she looked like the Pillsbury Doughboy by the time 5 months rolled around. She is 7 months now, and it seems as though she is trimming down some because she is cruising everywhere.

I love chubby babies!
post #45 of 46
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Hi Mamas,

Well, my "little" man Max just keeps growing!
4 months: 23# and 26".
4 1/2 months: 25# and 27"!!! :

He's been teething lately, and sick, and has started to "graze" nurse throughout the day. He wants to comfort nurse more at night and naps because of his teeth, I think. I'm going on what all of you mamas have said and trying not to worry about the scale and just nursing him on demand when he's hungry or asking for comfort.

Anyway, another question for you. What do all of you moms with big babies prefer for a baby carrier? I have a Moby which I love, and it still works for us, but I wonder what else is out there? Ergo? Maya? What do you like and recommend that will help me wear my baby as long as possible.
As long as I keep him in the Moby, I have no problems with back discomfort at this time.

Thanks!
Kim
post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by princesshannon2002 View Post
He carries the baby to the other drs. and tells them "This is a REAL bf baby!"

So, is my fully breastfed son who weighs 15 pounds at 3 months (up from 8 pounds at birth) considered a "real bf baby" by the drs standards? You can still have a "real bf baby" and not see large amounts of weight gain.


Sorry, that just rubbed me the wrong way....nothing against the poster of that comment.
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