Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Fats | 2011/10/12


Feeding - 3 week old

My son is 3 weeks old. Took him for his weigh in &  was told he''s being overfed (he put on weight as apposed to loosing as he shld have).

He''s on formula &  I feed him when he''s hungry - usually every 3 - 4 hours.

What am i doing wrong &  how do i rectify it.

Expert's Reply



Babies first lose some weight in the first few days after birth. This is usually for no more than 7 to 10 days. Then babies start putting on weight again. There is no need for you to be concerned. You and your baby are doing well.

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Posted by: Sweets | 2011/10/12

Hi Fats
How much weight is too much?
I would think as long as the baby is healthy and growing, he is only 3 weeks old

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Posted by: Mom2 | 2011/10/12

Hi Fats, I wouldnt worry if I were you, you feeding him as should. As long as your baby is healthy, I dont see why there would be a problem and need to change anything. Once they start teething and crawling etc, they tend to lose weight in any case.

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