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How fast should a baby gain weight? He was 8lbs 2oz at

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How fast should a baby gain weight? He was 8lbs 2oz at birth. At 5 weeks he was 10lbs 15oz and 22.5 inches at doctors office. I just weighed and measured him at home and I think he is almost 14 pounds and over 23 inches at 7.5 weeks. He is formula fed and eats about 100ish ml every 2.5 to 3 hours average. He looks proportionate but large jump concerned me.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
At birth he was at 50th percentile of normal weight.
Now as he is gaining weight, he is now at about 70th percentile at his age.
Though gaining rapidly, it is still within normal limits.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish his healthy life.