worried about weight loss

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    millie gained weight really rapidly at first, she was putting on about a pound every 2 weeks. the last month or 2 it has slowed down a little but today i took her to be weighed and she has lost 2 ounces since 2 weeks ago :(

    shes 16 pounds 3 which is still over the 50th centile for her age nearly 23 weeks but im concerned that in 2 weeks not only has she not gained but has actually lost :(

    can this happen around her age, or could it be something to do with teething perhaps? she hasnt been ill. she is pooing less tho she used to be a daily girl now its every 2 or 3 days :?
     
  2. amzhunny

    amzhunny Well-Known Member

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    It could be connected to her teething, because it can put her off her food. If she is still over the 50th centile i wouldnt worry too much, just take her again next week and see if she has lost anymore?

    I am taking amber on weds, because she has been poorly lately so hope she hasnt lost too much.
     
  3. kellie80

    kellie80 Well-Known Member

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    Aimee used to loose weight all the time. I used to get really worked up about but the HVs just used to say she was fine. I remember Aimee weighed 15lb at that age and they said its normal for their weight gain to slow at around 6 months as there solids increase and they get more active. I'd take her again in 2 weeks just to be sure but you'll probably find she's gained next time.
     
  4. Rosieroo

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    Millie has started getting more active if I remember rightly hasn't she? Also how much is she taking solids wise and has it made a difference to how much milk she takes? As that could effect it as milk is more calorific than solids. I wouldn't worry too much atm, if she carries on losing weight then obviously something isn't right, but like you say she's teething etc. :hug:
     
  5. *saulino*

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    Hi

    I wouldnt sorry so much yet hun sounds like shes doing great :)
     
  6. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    thanx for all ur replies! x
     
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    D's weight gain slowed down at 6 months but the more active she is the more calories she will burn off..

    maybe see if she willeat a little more, but wouldn't worry about a one off
     
  8. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    It does sound like shes just slowing down trixie. I wouldnt worry about hert, but of you are speak to HV.
     
  9. Nicky_Jones

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    Have you started weaning? I remember our HV saying that they can often loose a bit or weight when you start weaning.
     
  10. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    thanx for the more replies. hav started weaning but am a bit wishy-washy with it really, am gonna post about that in a bit.

    i will take her 2 baby clinic again on fri and ask the HVs then. x
     
  11. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    :cheer: yay shes gained! 16lb 9oz this week. :cheer:
     
  12. mamichuli

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    Yay :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: Good for Millie!

    Lisa
     
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