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6-8 week postnatal check

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sarahleanne Mon 10-Mar-14 12:21:37


I have just got back from my babies 8 week post natal check and the doctor told me he hasn't put on enough weight since birth.
He was 8lbs 6 oz and is now 10lbs 5 oz. He is 8 weeks today.

I asked my sister about her baby and she checked his red book and said he had gained 4lbs at this point where as my boy has gained just under 2lbs. I know every baby is different but just wondered how much weight your little ones had put on since their first recorded birth weight to their post natal check.

Thanks in advance for all replies

meggy22 Thu 13-Mar-14 13:28:27

Hi, I just checked my sons red book and he was 10lbs3 at 8weeks! He's a healthy happy boy and is gaining weight slowly but following just below the 25th percentile line, I really wouldn't worry. Every baby grows at their own pace. Well done your doing a great job smile

pumpkinsweetie Thu 13-Mar-14 13:31:56

I really wouldn't worry, all babies are different, some are small, some are average and some are bonny!
Unless he isn't feeding enough you shouldn't worry x

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