My babies both had a similar amount at similar ages. DS was also 7lb 10oz, DD 7lb 3oz. So it sounds normal to me! Was Hag suggesting your baby is having too much? I am not sure you can overfeed a newborn. My two are 4 and 1 now and perfectly normal weights.
Thanks. I didnt think newborns could be over fed either. We are feeding on demand (despite the MWs telling me not to ) and I dont want to stop that. So I think I will just up the bottles when I need to and ignore the HV about her weight.
I wouldn't worry too much OP, my 5 week old DS eats way more than he "should" and GP and public health nurse aren't fussed. He takes 7+ 5oz bottles a day!
We are bottle feeding on demand, was told this was fine. I mean what are you meant to do, let a hungry baby cry its eyes out? Common sense dictates that babies cry because they're hungry ie need the food - not because they're gluttons!
At birth DS weighed 7lb 4 oz, at 4 weeks 3 days he weighed 10lb 6oz!!!