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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by Helen on Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:14 pm

how much should a bf baby be putting on? bethany was 6 lb 8 1/2 at birth and went up to 6lb 14 after 10 days. got her weighed again yesterday at 3wk 2days and she was 8lb 1oz. i'm so happy about this and health visitor was happy too. just wandering what the average weight gain is?
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Post by angpixi on Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:04 pm

hiya that sounds like a great weight gain! :boob: not sure theres an average but from my experience theyre all different but as long as theyre healthy its ok, my youngest- now 3mth is a little guzzler and puts weight on like you wouldnt believe but the one before her was a little and often feeder and only put small steady amounts on.
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Post by Natasha on Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:26 pm

Fantastic work!!

Here is a guide on weights ( big emphasis on the word GUIDE )

Baby's AgeAverage Weight Gain 1 Average Weight Gain 2,3
0-4 months5.5 - 8.5 ounces per week 5 - 7 ounces per week
4-6 months3.25 - 4.5 ounces per week 4 - 5 ounces per week
6-12 months1.75 - 2.75 ounces per week 2 - 4 ounces per week



Taken from
http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/growth/weight-gain.html

Also you might be interested in printing out one of these charts made by WHO (world health organisation)
as the charts used in books today are for formula fed babies, one of the many reasons why breastfeeding mums have given up as they think there baby isn't gaining enough Rolling Eyes ( bloody HVs! Mad )

http://www.who.int/nutrition/media_page/cht_wfa_girls_z_0_5.pdf

This is were you can get that one along with BMI and Length charts.

http://www.who.int/nutrition/media_page/en/


Hope that helps!

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Post by Helen on Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:45 pm

thats great thanks! was looking on the net and couldnt find anything like that!
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Post by Kasia80 on Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:49 pm

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Post by just Rachel on Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:27 am

Andrew was weighed yesterday he has put on 4lb in 6 weeks I am happy with his weight-gain flower
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:32 am

bliss that is great, Rachel!!!I was wondering how are you doing!! :aww:
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Post by Natasha on Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:46 pm

Yey well doen Rachel!! :aww:

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Post by just Rachel on Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:25 pm

I am still around I have been really busy with xmas 3 kids and a dog.I can get online more now as girls are back at school.

My wedding is in 6 weeks and I am yet to find a suitable dress Sad
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Post by Kasia80 on Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:27 pm

just Rachel wrote:I am still around I have been really busy with xmas 3 kids and a dog.I can get online more now as girls are back at school.

My wedding is in 6 weeks and I am yet to find a suitable dress Sad


:aww: hun!!!I'm sure you will find something stunning! 6 weeks Shocked where did this time go???!!!
I bet dog keeps you busy, ever mind kids- I know well how it is :aww:
Just kicked out mine to garden, cos Maya wouldn't ear her snack- she was feeding him, little bugger Razz
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