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Weight

Baby > Growth and Development > Weight

Very often newborn babies whether bottle fed or breastfed lose on average 8 percent of their birth weight. Among the causes of this are the loss of urine and the passing of meconium from the bowels.

It may also take time for your baby to develop and regulate his feeding times.

This initial weight loss is likely to be regained by the second week, after which time he should gain steady growth. Each child is different of course and while some continue to grow steadily some babies grow slower then put on a spurt from time to time to catch up.



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Rosie (1602.3 days ago)
My first baby was 10lb and was like a 3 month old when he was a couple of weeks. They got steadily smaller thankfully, can you image if they had gotten bigger :o







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