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My baby is losing weight, at five months

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MrsHD Tue 02-Jun-09 19:21:24

Evening. My colossal DS - 10lbs 4oz at birth and burgeoning ever since - has begun to lose weight. I had him weighed today by chance, wasn't planned, and to my astonishment we was lighter than the last occasion. It was a different HV to usual (English, whereas usually the Welsh ones look after us, we live on the border) and she said he seemed fine and healthy so no action as such, but now it's niggling at me.

He's BF, BLW so no food intake to speak of, feeds frequently. Not crawling but doing all the usual stuff. He was just five months on Saturday. Is this normal??

mawbroon Tue 02-Jun-09 19:26:11

How much lighter?

An exclusively breastfed baby's weight will often plateau around this stage, which very often gets HVs twitchy.

Bear in mind that the difference between a baby who has not long fed and needs a poo, and a baby who is needing fed and did a poo not long ago, will probably be quite a bit!!

Was he weighed naked and on the same scales as last time?

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