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Breastfed dd putting weight on so slowly......bit concerned.

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lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 18:34:10

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QueenOfQuotes Thu 04-Aug-05 18:36:44

Sounds like she's doing fine to me, they all put on weight at different rates and as long as she remains alert and active has wet nappies daily and poos at least once a week then try not to be concerned.

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 18:39:20

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SamN Thu 04-Aug-05 18:46:13

this page from might reassure you. I agree with QoQ, doesn't sound like there's anything to be concerned about - but is a great website for breastfeeding mums especially if the health professionals around you are less than encouraging.

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 18:49:18

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fishie Thu 04-Aug-05 18:51:23

lockets, mine is just the same - birth weight 7lb12, probs establishing bf, now 10lb2oz at 14 weeks. After a whole lot of worry I've now decided to calm down, he's gaining weight and is perfectly cheerful, just a bit slim. nice hv says he'll probably catch up when he starts eating plenty of solids, nasty one says give him a bottle - guess which one i listen to

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 19:02:58

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aloha Thu 04-Aug-05 19:32:32

Can I recommend not weighing? I don' t know what my dd weighs as she's only been weighed twice in her life - once at birth and then before her jabs last time. I'm exclusively breastfeeding her and she's a week off six months and I think she's looking a bit slimmer these days but she's clearly fine - active, happy, smiley, weeing and pooing etc - and I find not having an HV on my back and no scales to torment me mean I am so much more relaxed.

jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 04-Aug-05 19:35:50

lockets - she is doing fine hun.... dont stress. She looks absolutely fantastic in the pics you have sent, so dont panic.

On the other hand, i had Jess wieghed today- what a little porker! 23lbs 8oz!

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 19:37:10

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Hausfrau Thu 04-Aug-05 19:37:59

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lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 19:38:11

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jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 04-Aug-05 19:40:29

considering she wont eat this week again, yeah she is! Has come down with a cold today though, so maybe she is a baby that wont eat when poorly!

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 19:41:45

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Nightynight Thu 04-Aug-05 20:30:05

fwiw, I had one chubby (fully bf), one skinny (fully bf) and two chubbies (mixed feed).
Never bothered weighing them though!

lockets Thu 04-Aug-05 21:05:06

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