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1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mel152009:</b>" So they think a 4 month old needs to be 20lbs?"</blockquote>



I know that's crazy!!
A 20lb baby at 4-5 months would be on the top end of the charts, nearly off them.
DS is just over 20lbs at 6 months and he's considered a bit chunky but completely normal.

T&J+4 2 kids; Apex, North Carolina 2612 posts
4th Jan '13

I don't think he's underweight. My son is 3 months today and only weighs 11 1/2 lbs. He was 6lbs 6ozs at birth. And my son doesn't eat nearly as much as yours does or as often. LoL. I think that's nuts they told you that. Don't worry about it in my opinion.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly +2 ERF/EH!:" OP that's crazy. You should definitely have a talk with the pedi and find out why your baby has to be 20lbs right now."


im thinking about finding a new doctor. now that i have you ladies input and finding out this is normal. see my toddler was a big baby he was a huge baby still is a huge toddler. so i didnt know if it was truly low or not.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" she was telling me because of his weight if he doesnt pack the 6 pounds on she might have to have "someone" ... [snip!] ... in my house. she made me feel like i was a bad mom when i feed feed feed him. i make sure he is fed along with my toddler. eh"


Oh lord. I'd have to get a new doctor before I beat the crap out of that one. Do not let them make you feel like you're a bad mother. His weight sounds perfect.
Get a new doctor.

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly +2 ERF/EH!:</b>" Oh lord. I'd have to get a new doctor before I beat the crap out of that one. Do not let them make you feel like you're a bad mother. His weight sounds perfect. Get a new doctor."</blockquote>



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Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1409 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" im thinking about finding a new doctor. now that i have you ladies input and finding out this is normal. ... [snip!] ... normal. see my toddler was a big baby he was a huge baby still is a huge toddler. so i didnt know if it was truly low or not. "

My daughter is 4 months and she is 14 pounds as well. Others that I know who also have babies around 4 months of age, their little ones weigh 13-15lbs. Your doctor is an idiot.

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" she was telling me because of his weight if he doesnt pack the 6 pounds on she might have to have "someone" ... [snip!] ... in my house. she made me feel like i was a bad mom when i feed feed feed him. i make sure he is fed along with my toddler. eh"


My oldest was 20 lbs 4 oz at 6 months old and they told me he was almost too chunky. So 20 lbs for a 4-5 month old seems crazy.

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4171 posts
status 4th Jan '13

Um.. my son was 17 lb at around 4 months and he was 96th percentile. Your doctor is wrong.

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
4th Jan '13

just like he might have PKD.. you can push on his sides to much due to if he has a cyst you can pop it and just a big no no and she still did it. but i need the ultra sound to make sure he doesnt have them yet. so im going with the flow of it until i get a new doctor. and she also tried to say my toddler is autistic because he is a little behind on speech. but i wanted to see if this was normal on the weight part or not. thank you ladies. :D

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" just like he might have PKD.. you can push on his sides to much due to if he has a cyst you can pop it ... [snip!] ... because he is a little behind on speech. but i wanted to see if this was normal on the weight part or not. thank you ladies. :D"

Yeah, get a new doctor. Like Monday!!!

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly +2 ERF/EH!:" Yeah, get a new doctor. Like Monday!!!"


i just met this lady today. we just moved and needed to find a new doctor.

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" i just met this lady today. we just moved and needed to find a new doctor. "

Well she has no idea what she's talking about! Good luck finding a new one....again. lol

Tea Bag McGee Due November 10; 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6885 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Kelly +2 ERF/EH!:" Well she has no idea what she's talking about! Good luck finding a new one....again. lol"


thank you. and i was told she is the best doctor in this town to go to.. lol

Kelly +2 ERF/EH! 18 kids; Valdosta, Georgia 18072 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" thank you. and i was told she is the best doctor in this town to go to.. lol"

Oh lordy! lol

I'm me 4 kids; Kentucky 3109 posts
4th Jan '13

make another post with the head line "how much does your 4month old weigh???" and I bet you'll get a ton of responses for comparison.
Here is a growth chart from the CDC and is the kind that my pedi uses
For boys
http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/who/grchrt_boys_24lw_9210.pdf
For girls
http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/who/grchrt_girls_24lw_9210.pdf