Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Baby Is Just Right

I, like many parents I've heard from, become worried when their pediatrician tells them their baby isn't gaining weight fast enough or too fast. Isn't that why there is a large range of normal? Someone has to be in the 3rd percentile, someone has to be in the 97th percentile and most babies are in the middle. Breastfed babies tend to be smaller than formula fed babies, but not always. If your baby is reaching the appropriate milestones at the appropriate times, eating the appropriate foods for that age, has wet diapers multiple times a day, why worry yourself?

This is a place to come be reassured when your baby's pediatrician tells you your otherwise normal baby needs to gain weight, to get support when you feel like you're going crazy, to share the ups and downs of parenthood and to see adorable pictures of my family. Welcome!

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