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What is normal weight gain for the 1st month of life?
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Dan Brennan, MD posted:
Many newborn babies will lose up to 7 to 10% of their birthweight in the first week. By two weeks of age, these same babies generally regain back to their original birthweight. From two to four weeks of age, babies usually gain weight at a rate of 1/2 to 1 ounce per day.
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dentaldoll responded:
my granddaughter weighed 6 lbs, 10 oz. at birth, 5 days later weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. Then, two weeks later, she weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. Is that too much?
 
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ReneeErin replied to dentaldoll's response:
My little one weighed 6 pounds 2 ounces at birth and is now over 9 pounds at 1 month!
 
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lisax4156 replied to dentaldoll's response:
My son is gaining approx. 1 lb a week. He's about 15-16 lbs now and he's almost 3 mos. He doubled his weight at 6 weeks. He's about tripled it already. He's a fatty My 1st son was also like this.
33(me) 30(BF) 19(DD) 15(DS) and new baby Tristan born at 36w0d 7-14-10. 5lbs 14ozs, 18in. 2wks: 6lbs 6ozs. 6wks: 10 1/2 lbs. 21in.
 
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mom2laurenmckenna responded:
my dd was born @ 6 lbs 12 oz & left the hospital @ 6 lbs 1 oz. She is now 1 month and is 7 lbs 9 oz. She is only BF.


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