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My exculsively BF 5 month old hasn't gained any weight since his 2 month WBV. He was just under 13lbs at 2 months, and now at 5 months he's 13lbs 8oz. His output is normal and he is exceeding milestones. He has started sleeping for 12 hrs at night, with only one nursing session between then, and during the day he nurses about every hour. They actually weighed him 4 times on 2 different scales because it just didnt seem right. Honestly I didnt have any concerns about his weight gain because he seemed like he was gaining but now, I'm left wondering if everything is okay. His doctor wasnt concerned about it as everything else is great. Has anyone else been in this situation? Could he be just adjusting to the longer night stretches now? I just cant believe he is only 13lbs! Should I be waking him at night to eat?
 

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My son lost a # when he started sleeping through the night (he was 18 mos though). Could you pump at night and maybe try to give it to him during the day? That's a long time to go w/ such little gain. 4ozs a wk is normal at this age. What about allergies? Evan didn't gain well b/c he wasn't absorbing his food right, but he had other symptoms though. Ilana lost an oz these past 2wks (she's 9#4oz at over 3 mos) so we're having to watch her and I'm trying to pump etc.
 

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I dont think there are any allergy problems, Im totally stumped because hes outgrowing clothes, diapers, and he has fat rolls, lol. I think I will take him in for a weight check in a few days to see.<br><br>
Ok I went through his past weights and it seems maybe they messed up prior to this visit. They have him gaining 4lbs in one month, which seems a little high to me. I bet their scales are ALL way off or something. Hmm..<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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the weights being written down wrong seems more plausible, especially if he is outgrowing clothes and developmentally doing things accordingly and wetting/pooping appropriately.<br><br>
i'm glad the care provider was not freaking out, though, and was truly watching the baby and not just the scale. it is normal for weight gain to slow down for some babies after 4 months or so, so just beware if you choose to weigh him again soon. <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> has some good info about weight gain. (there are multiple pages there that each have slightly different info, so be sure to glance over all of it.)<br><br>
~claudia
 

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Someone definitely messed up, because if he's outgrowing clothes and diapers, you don't do that by staying the same size! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Just wanted to do a quick update! Thanks for the ladies who responded. I saw a LC today for a feeding assesment. Noah is only 13lbs some odd ounces, but he took in 2ounces in 10 minutes so the LC was satisfied by that. There WAS an error, seems that somehow his correct 2month weight<br>
(11lbs 2oz) was written into his records, but an incorrect amount was plotted into the growth chart! So he really has gained over 2lbs since last visit. Im so glad it was human error, and not something really wrong with him! Guess he is going to be long and skinny..but healthy!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yay! They did that w/ Evan one time w/ his head. He went from like 25% to 75% for his next appt. I noticed it though and made them change it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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