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my ds was born above average at 3.9kg and was putting on about 1kg per month which the chn said was good, and he was following the growth scale at the back of those blue books, but now at 5months he is still putting on 1kg and is now at 9kg which is completely off the scale in that book, i was talking to the other mothers in my mothers group and they were surprised because my ds does not look overweight, he doesn't have rolls of fat or anything like that and without his shirt, you can see the outline of his ribs
so i can't work out why he is weighing so much, especially since he is only on 5 200ml bottles a day...
has anyone else noticed this problem?
Hi there, just thought i would drop in and let you know that i have heard that those charts in the back of the blue books are very old and outdated. I have a nephew that was 5 kilos born...yep 11 pound 2 ounces and now he is nearly three and he is the same size as all the other kids his age and i have a friend thats little boy was 6 pounds 2 ounces whatever that converts to and he is 5 months and just on 9 kilos.he is shorter so he looks chubby but he is very healthy. It all has to do with the way their bodies store fat etc and their length but build is a huge factor. I'm sure he is fine. I always say to my friend it is far better for them to be a little bigger than smaller.
As Shanz said, we should be more concerned about bub's general health and not just weight. If he doesn't look fat and your dr isn't concerned then there probably isn't a problem.
For adults the suggestion is not just to look at weight but to consider height as well. This is through the body mass index (BMI). And it should be the same for bubs. I know there are baby growth charts out there for length to weight ratio, you might look on the web or ask your dr. Or just check the length chart in your blue book. If his length is way above the 90th percentile or so for his age then it makes sense for his weight to be off the scale too.
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