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14 week old breast fed baby dropping percentiles....

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Ali4001 Wed 17-Oct-12 22:48:03

Hi everyone,

I would really like some advice if possible!! My 14 week old was born at 42 weeks, weighing 9 1bs (90th percentile). Since then she has been exclusively breast fed and has always been a happy and active baby. However since then her weight, although increasing, is concerning as she has dropped to the 25th percentile. My partner is urging me to use formula but I am desperate to keep exclusively breast feeding having worked so hard so far!! She is a long baby (my partner is 6ft 4") and I think maybe she will just be like that when she is older (lucky thing!). I am feeding her 8-9 times a day and have just started expressing three times a day and then feeding her an extra 125mls in the evening. She has lots of wet nappies and seems so healthy! Please can anyone advise me on what else to do or try to get her to gain weight before I'm forced to add in formula.... Thank you so much x

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 18-Oct-12 11:52:39

Personally I don't think there is any need to add formula, if you are concerned about her weight could you offer more bfs? Have you had your latch checked? Is there a Bfing Support Group locally where you could go and discuss it and get your latch checked? Has DD been checked for tongue tie too?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 18-Oct-12 19:40:05

Have you called one of the helplines? What did the say?

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