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I took my dd for her 2 month well check on wednesday. The doctor was very understandidng as far as delaying vax. He actually told me that mt baby was not even on the growth charts he said and I quote " You ave the biggest baby in the united states for her age its time to get her on a feeding schedule. he recommends every 3 hours. She was 8lbs 13oz at birth 21inch at visit she was 13lbs 10oz 25 inch. She is exclusivly bf and I guess I dont see the point of a feed schedule. I was always told that bf babes eat on demand and may not sleep through the night untill a year old or more.Have any of you had this situation? how big were your babes at birth? at 2 mo check and were they bf?
 

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My Julia also shot up pretty quickly. She was 7 1/2 pounds at birth, which is dead average, but by 2 months she was in the 97th percentile.<br><br>
Kids grow and develop in a highly individual basis, which no growth chart is the world allows room for. The notion of restricting food for a newborn baby in order to slow growth is ridiculous, and your pediatrician is crazy for even suggesting it. Babies know when they're hungry, and will eat exactly as much as they need. Besides, if you were overfeeding, which is highly unlikely for a breastfed baby (though pretty common with bottle babies, I think) baby would just spit up the excess.<br><br>
I say just keep on doing what you're doing, mama, and be glad that baby is thriving and healthy, and tell the pediatrician to buzz off.
 

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DS was near those weights but was only in the 60s% and was about as long. Ped. never even blinked an eye. Babies are "supposed" to gain an ounce a day....she not that much over that anyway! She should have gained 61 ounces if she was born exactly 2 months earlier and she's gained 67 and this is a problem?!?!
 

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My baby, exclusively bf, was 13 pounds, 6 ounces at her six week appt. She was 8 pounds, 9 ounces at birth.
 

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My DD was 7, 13 at birth.<br>
12 lbs at her 6 week check up.<br><br>
My doc said keep up the good work! <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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My older ds was 8 lb 1oz and 21 1/2 ins at birth, gained 2lbs in his first two weeks, and was 14lbs at 2 months. The ped we took him to congratulated us that he was doing so well, told us we were doing a great job, and called our son a 'poster child for breastfeeding'.<br><br>
Nice or not, find a new ped! The idea of depriving a child of food to make him or her fit the charts is just crazy!
 

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I'm sorry your Doctor is so misinformed about breastfeeding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I REALLY can't believe he said she was the biggest baby in the US <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: I cannot possibly believe that!<br>
Definitely don't put her on a feeding schedule, she knows when she's hungry and it's your 'job' to respond to that (which you are doing obviously <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> ).<br>
Breastfed babies DO eat more often because breastmilk is designed to be easily digested and their tummies are sooo small.<br><br>
As far as the sleeping through the night thing, my DS is 20 months old and he still nurses a couple of times during the night (he and DD share a bed in their room and when he wakes the first time I either go lay down and sleep the rest of the night in there, or bring him into our bed <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">)...I believe he still needs it, I can hear his tummy growling when he wakes up, I'm not gonna tell him to just get over it!<br>
I can't get to sleep when I'm that hungry, why should I expect him to?<br><br>
I would recommend <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> she has so much great info on breastfeeding <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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dd was 8 lb 9 at birth, 9 lb 1 at a week and 14 lb 6 at 2 months. Our UK charts might be different? but even though my ddd was heavier than your baby she's not even<br><br>
Now at 6 and a half months she's about 20 lbs, but her weight gain has started to level off.<br><br>
Hope that helps<br>
Anna x
 

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I would at least look into a differnt ped -- do you want to put up with this for ever, also he is showing lack of education<br><br>
I'd check with local LLL leader and see if there are any LLL Assocates in your area (there may not be, there aren't any areound here and i live ina decent sized city) -- they are doctors (ped and others) who work with the LLL and how have advanced BF training.<br><br>
Also look into this group -- <a href="http://www.bfmed.org/" target="_blank">http://www.bfmed.org/</a> -- The Academy of Breast Feeding Medicine. All medical doctors (actually speaking out adginst the AAP anti-co-sleeping and pacifier recent release BTW). You might be able to find a local resource there. too. I haven't looked a tthe site too much.<br><br>
Keep up the good work.<br><br>
If you ARE going to stay -- do you research, get educated -- and take a short artical to him each visit "look what i just found, thought you'd like it". Can't hurt.<br><br>
Aimee
 

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AHHH! My DD was 14 lb. 6 oz. at 2 months (9-3 at birth, but 8-6 leaving the hospital - we had lots of IVs) and my pediatrician was VERY happy at her weight! She totally congratulated us on doing such a great job of BF. She was on the charts, by the way. I don't know what charts your ped. has. They are defintely WRONG about her being the biggest baby in the US. That is just annoying. Keep feeding your baby on CUE! At 2 mo., my DD was still BF every 2 hours.<br><br>
So congratulations to you. you have a wonderfully, healthy 2 mo. old.<br><br>
Also, the fat is also good for their brain development. My DD's ped actually said, "the more fat the better, until they are 2" (Of course under the assumption we were feeding her healthily)
 

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13 lbs at 2 months seems small or average to me ?<br><br>
Both my DD's were over 12 lbs at <b>2 weeks</b>.
 

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My first son was born 5 weeks early. After the first 2 weeks he gained a pound a week for the next 6 weeks. Our pedi was fine with that. She said he was healthy and I should bottle my milk and sell it at the gym for a supplement! If you feel uncomfortable about your care provider I would switch. If you stay then get your breastfeeding info from a more educated source you can trust. You are a good mom and your baby is thriving! <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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He'd really like my baby then because he was 7lbs 3oz at birth and was over 13lbs at 2 months.<br><br>
So what happens if you have a baby born at 10lbs that gains like my kid, about 3/4 lb a week?
 

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My DD was 8 lbs, 1oz at birth and 14 lbs, 4oz by her 2 month checkup with exclusive breastfeeding. I know at some point my doctor tried to tell me that obese babies could become obese adults, but I brushed it off, and sure enough she slimmed down around a year.
 

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DS was 7lbs 3oz, went down to 6lbs 9oz before starting to gain.<br>
At two months he was 14lbs 11oz<br>
here is his growth stats:<br>
Birth 7lbs 4 oz 19" long<br>
3 days 6lbs 9oz<br>
5 days 7lbs<br>
2 weeks (tongue surgery) 8lbs 12 oz<br>
4 weeks 10lbs 1oz 22"<br>
2mos 14lbs 11oz 23.75"<br>
4mos 18lbs 4oz<br>
9mos 24.5lbs<br><br>
his ped is very happy with his weight. your ped is a moron! yowsa!
 

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Can't imagine what he would say about my ds who is now 3 and weighs in at 50 lbs. And hes not obese at all - hes built like a football player and tall to boot. When he was 4 or 5 mos old the dr told me I could give him one teeny tiny baby spoon of cereal a day and thats it He never suggested a feeding schedule however. Dr was quite proud that I could produce such a large child. At the time I did try the cereal but he would have none of it. He didn't start to take solid food till much later around 9 mos.
 

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My son was 14 lbs 1 oz at 2 months. Our ped said that was great. (He was 8lbs9oz at birth and left the hospital at 7lbs 15oz)<br>
I say your ped is ignorant. There is definitely no schedule needed. Keep up the good work! <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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