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hi,<br><br>
My 8 1/2 month old bf baby girl weighs 16 pounds, and although she doesn't look "skinny", she definitely looks petite. She is happy,crawling everywhere, and sleeping reasonably well, so I know she's getting enough milk. She feeds herself banana, peas, cheerios,bites of meat sometimes but not regularly at all.<br><br>
This weekend my friend, who has a 3 month old boy who was born 7 weeks early, told me he weighs 15 pounds!!!!! She did stop bf a couple weeks ago, but WHAT?<br><br>
I am wondering if I need to offer more food or spoon feed or is she just naturally small? How much did/does your 8 mo weigh? TIA!
 

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At his 9 month appt, my DS weighed 25 lbs even, at his 6-month he was 20.5. He's a buggun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My DS was and is a big boy. But LOs grow at different rates and you can't compare yours to others. As long as your DD is meeting milestones and having wet and poopy diapers, don't sweat it. Check what percentile she is. As long as she staying in that percentile and not dropping, she should be fine, just on the petite side of things. Good luck! And ignore the people that give you questioning glances about LOs size. I got them in the other direction, saying DS was too big and he would be fat when he grew up. People are never happy. Just enjoy your adorable little DD.
 

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My kid gets a lot of comments too. His pedi always asks if spits up a lot (basically asking us if we overfeed him) and strangers always remark on his size and that "it's ok, he'll lose it when he starts moving." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My kid gets a lot of comments too. His pedi always asks if spits up a lot (basically asking us if we overfeed him) and strangers always remark on his size and that <b>"it's ok, he'll lose it when he starts moving."</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"></div>
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My favourite <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. DD is nine months now, at her nine-month appointment she weighed 22 lbs. 6 oz and is 28 inches long, so she's on the "larger" side as well. To the OP, as long as your babe is thriving, progressing well and peeing/pooping normally, I would not worry. Some children are naturally "petite", and really, it does no good comparing them with other babies because they'll always be different!
 

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My DD was 10 lbs at birth and weighed 17 lbs at 8 months. Every baby grows at their own rate. She is now almost 4 and still only weighs 30 lbs.
 

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My dd is now 16 months and weighs 18lb (she was 9.4oz at birth) she is happy,bright, meets her milestones and eats lots of solids now (was a slow starter though). My neighbour's 6mo bottle fed ds weighs the same...but I do not worry too much whole of my dh's family is very slim and petite.<br>
I also think baby boys tend to be a wee bit heavier, mine was about 20lb at 9months.
 

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I think my dd weighed 15 pounds at 9 mos. We had to supplement my milk w/formula. She's 5 next month and weighs 30 pounds - just petite! But her mind is mighty and her body is strong, which I consider more impt. than her physical size.<br><br>
My DS, on the other hand, is nearly 16 lbs at 3.5 months - nothing but breastmilk...viva la difference!<br><br><br>
rebekah
 

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DD weighed about 26 lbs at 8 months.<br>
DS weighed 25 lbs at 8 months.<br><br>
My good friend, her son is 24 months old and weighs 22 lbs. They all grow so differently.
 

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My LO will be 8 months in 11 days, and he weighs over 22 pounds. He is still EBF (has had about two bites of banana and one bite of avocado and never even a drop of formula).
 

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My DD who is a little over 7 months is 19 lbs, she has only eaten some coconut and avocado.
 

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My dd is now 9 mo and she weighed exactly 14 lbs 14 oz from the time she was 6 mo right up to two weeks prior to her nine month appt. Now she is 15 lbs. Some kids are just small . My son weighed 7 lbs at birth and doubled his weight at nine WEEKS! DD was 9 lbs at birth and it will be awhile until she does the same.<br><br>
YEah that to evryone else's suggestion that as long as she's hitting milestones then you're fine.
 

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Thenks everyone, it's great to hear all the differences in your baby's weights...I know Lucy's OK , just wondered if anyone else had little babes! Thanks again...
 
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