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Weight gain BJT 9.15 Due June 22; 1 child; Arizona 4358 posts
Jun 23rd '16

So my son was born at 35 weeks weighing 5lb 12oz. He was 5 lb 9 oz when we left the hospital and then today at his 1 month check he was 7 lb 5 oz.. The Dr seemed very concerned saying he isn't gaining enough and has to go for a weight check in a week. Anyone else had this problem? He's eating 3.5-4 oz every 3 hours right now. TIA!! 

Awkward 5 kids; 2 angel babies; St Cloud, MN, United States 4642 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Idk why your doctor is concerned. He seems to be gaining fine. 

BJT 9.15 Due June 22; 1 child; Arizona 4358 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Quoting Awkward:
Idk why your doctor is concerned. He seems to be gaining fine. 


That's what I'm thinking but she has me worrying like crazy that somethings wrong. My other son was born at 38 weeks weighing 5 lb 8 oz and they were never concerned about weight with him so I'm not sure what the deal is with this little guy. :/ 

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Jun 23rd '16

I had a tiny 35 weeker, his gain seems fine....just keep it up momma!

Binky ♡ 3 kids; Pennsylvania 6272 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Quoting Awkward:
Idk why your doctor is concerned. He seems to be gaining fine. 



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My doctor was the same way with my youngest but shes just a small kid but she eats like a pig. I wouldn't worry unless he was loosing weight or not gaining any at all. They say that babies should gain a pound a week but every baby is different. You're doing fine feeding him by the sound of it.

ILS♡ERS♡ZDS♡ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Small town, PA, United States 2422 posts
Jun 23rd '16

My daughter was the same way, she was weighed every 2 weeks for the first 2 months. She weighed 7lbs 1oz at birth and at 13 months she weighed 17lbs 11oz.

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Uh, yeah no he seems to be gaining good..Unknown

BJT 9.15 Due June 22; 1 child; Arizona 4358 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels like he's gaining a decent amount of weight. He's going to see my first sons Dr next week (she was on vacation) so we'll she what she has to say! Hopefully different news from her!! Thank you all! 

MrsKnowling 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United States 682 posts
Jun 23rd '16

Ummm that seems completely fine...you're doctor is crazy 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Jun 24th '16

My 35 weeker is a slow gainer. He's 13 months now and has only just doubled his birth weight. It took him 2 weeks to get back up to his birth weight. He was a big baby though, so people don't see it as as much of a problem