Big boobie babies?

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Big boobie babies?
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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:27am
Anyone else have a giant bf'ed baby? I think Ella is perfect but there is no denying she's a big baby! I dk how much she weighs now since we don't go back to the dr until 2 months but she was 8 lbs 15 oz at her 2 week check up! She had gained 14 oz in 10 days at that point. So Im thinking she is at least 11 lbs if not more & she is only a month old....whew!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !

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Registered: 04-05-2003
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:52am
Yes! Rebecca was 9lbs 3 oz at birth and eats like crazy. I am anxious to find out her weight as her first ped appt is. Friday. Amy DS Jonathan 11 DS Evan. 8 DD noelle 2 Dd Rebecca 3 wks friday
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Registered: 05-04-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:57am

So far Lucas is "normal", but DS2 packed on as much as 2oz a day when he was this age.

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:46pm
Sounds like Rebecca & Ella are neck & neck....plus they got a head start at birth....Ella was 8lbs 7oz! Wow 26 lbs!? That was my son at like 2 years! I read up on it & there isnt a link to big bf'ed babies being overweight later in life. I was just curious. All my kids have gained like champs...Ella is just by far the biggest!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 12:59pm
RJ gained 17 ounces in two weeks at his last appt. He was 8 pounds 1 ounce. So he is probably 9 something now.
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Registered: 09-21-2007
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 1:02pm
Connor isn't really a "big" baby, but he's definitely gained a LOT from eating boob! He was a little thing when born (6lbs 7oz) and at his 2 week appointment was 7lbs 7oz.. He actually lost down to 7lbs 1oz in the hospital, so he's gained quite a lot, lol.


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Registered: 04-14-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 6:01pm
Miranda was 8lb 2 oz a birth and 7lbs 7oz when we left the hospital. At 9 days old she was 9 lbs and 4oz. A week later she was 10 lb 4 oz.
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Registered: 03-26-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 6:44pm
This post makes me feel so much better! August has been gaining a 1lb. per week. I was so worried I was over feeding him. I saw a lactation consultant a week ago and he was 11lb 3 oz. (was 8lb 11oz at birth, left hospital at 7lb 14oz and was up to 9lb 6oz at 2 week appt.). I went today to the doctor because he has a diaper rash and he weighs 12lb 3oz! He's literally gaining a pound a week. The LC told me he was eating around 3 1/2 oz (we weighed him) and to feed him every 2 1/2 to 3 hours, but it's a stretch to get him to 2 1/2 hours, especially during the evening time. My pediatrician told me to try and push the feedings to that as well. He sleeps 6 hours a night - probably because he's such a big boy.

Can any of your babies go 3 hours? How often do you feed them?
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Registered: 07-07-2006
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 9:18pm
Ella goes about 3 hours between during the day sometimes a little longer if she is napping. She has one long stretch at night. She went 6 hours last night & thats the longest she has gone. Wish I had a scale....I bet shes close to August!
Jill, mommy to Chloe, almost 5, Oliver, 3 & baby Ella born 12-1-11 !
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Registered: 03-22-2011
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:11pm
RJ is still 3 hours or a little over, he eats 4 to 5 ounces of breastmilk. He's gaining 2 ounces a day it seems.

Jayla
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Registered: 05-16-2007
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 10:41am
My boy is a chunker. He was born at 8lbs 9oz, went home at 8lbs even (and weighed that at his 5 day appt at the ped)... yesterday he was 13 days old and weighed in at 9lbs 8oz so thats a pound and a half gained in about a week!!! hahah. He LOVES to eat. I also have HUUUUUUUUUUUGE boobs. I am not sure that makes a difference. He can suck down 3oz of BM from a bottle no problem. He wore NB diapers for about a week and only could wear NB clothes for a couple days! My daughter was the complete opposite of him :P
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