Is my baby gaining too much weight?

Hello mamas. Just looking for some input, and yes, I am also gonna ask a Dr. My daughter was born a month ago and had gained about a pound a week. She was born at 6lbs 6oz and now weighs about 10 pounds… I just heard that she should only gain a pound or two a month, so I was wondering if everyone else has experienced this? I am breastfeeding her. I also heard that they usually lose weight right after birth, and she never did. Just gained super quickly.


That is normal. Its a half a pound to 1 pound a week. It usually slows down eventually and every baby is so different. Your doctor will let you know for sure.

They may drop a very small amount in the first couple of days after birth but not much. At this age you should only be worried if they aren’t putting on weight, if baby is otherwise happy and healthy it shouldn’t be an issue but still check with a dr, remember all babies are different!


My oldest was born 9 lbs even and was 17 lbs by 3 1/2 weeks. My youngest was 7 lbs 11 oz and was 15 lbs at 3 weeks old. Our pediatrician said they were fine and healthy no need to worry. Just some little chubby butts :joy:. But all babies are different. I wouldn’t stress to much about it, but definitely voice your questions and concerns with your doctor.

You can’t overfeed a breast fed baby , weight gain is great when they’re newbies , my son gained 2 pounds a week for a while whilst I was breastfeeding him .


No it’s good if she’s gaining!!!

My daughter was born at 6lbs 13oz. By the time she was almost 2 months old, she weighed 10lbs. Now, she’s almost 7months and weighs at least 14 pounds

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All kids grow at their own paces some eat more than others normal.

Super normal good job mama an baby

Good job, I think your dr will be pleased

Nothing better then a chunky bubba my son was the same and is still chubby and he’s 1 an in size three already overweight baby’s are better then a under weight baby.

Just for visuals this is my 6yr old daughter (9lb at birth)and my 2 YR OLD SON YES 2YRS OLD…(7lb at birth 3 weeks early)they wear the same size clothing and shoes lol…but medically he is healthy…

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I wouldn’t worry about it unless the pediatrician says to. Even then, they lose weight when they start being active. Some babies are 8-10lbs at birth so yeah. Just follow up with pediatrician appointments.

My daughter just turned 3 months old and is maybe 14lbs at least and at her 6 week checkup she was weighing at 12.2. When she was born she weighed 8.5 she also never lost weight after birth and her doctor she’s healthy as can be. So don’t worry mama a healthy baby is a good thing.

My baby is almost 30 lbs at 7 Months.


I doubt it. She probably lost weight b4 leaving hospital. My son was born 10lbs dropped to 9lbs by time left. He has always been 90 percentile for height and weight.

My first born was born at 6lb 13oz and ended up being failure to thrive. Took us months to get him to 10lbs. My second son was born 8lb 10oz and was a tank. Chubby monkey and thriving well. Rolls have reversed now. My oldest is hulk pushing 60lbs at 5 years old and my almost 4 year old is about 35lbs bean pole. As long as kiddo is happy, healthy and thriving it doesn’t matter.

All kids grow differently, I really wish that all the BS about how a child should grow ,learn etc wasn’t put out there the way it is. All kids are different can we treat them that way?.


My son is currently 18 months old, at birth he was 10lbs 13oz he continued to put weight on until he was 1 and hes since stuck at 30lbs just keeps stretching. Dr’s wernt concerned and at every appointment tell me he’s completely healthy. It shouldn’t be an issue but mention it to your Dr :blush:

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This is my almost 6 month old and he was born at 9 pounds. He is in 12-18 month clothing and weighs 22 pounds and is close to 30 inches. Our pediatrician said he is healthy and proportionate. His two other sisters were so petite compared to him, I just think they all grow and thrive at their own rate. Eventually he won’t gain weight as fast.