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Low weight gain post immunisations


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#1 8LittleAustralians

Posted 25 March 2020 - 10:06 AM

My baby had her 6 week vaccinations last week. After birth she lost a lot of weight and her weight is being monitored weekly. I took her this morning and she only gained 40g. For the past few weeks she has been gaining between 190-210g.

She was unsettled for a few days, has some mild cold like symptoms and had a fever. Despite this I've felt my milk supply and her feeding has been the best it's been. I'm I right in assuming the vaccination side effects are a likely reason for slow weight gain?

#2 Lunafreya

Posted 25 March 2020 - 10:17 AM

No, there are many reasons why this is the case.

#3 lucky 2

Posted 25 March 2020 - 01:53 PM

It might be sensible to arrange a telehealth appt with your chn or if there is a delay then call your gp.
She has signs of an infection, who knows if it is just a coincidence it happened after in immunisations.
If in doubt, check it out.

Where did you get the weight check?
Her previous weight gains are at the higher end of average, the 40g gain could be a one off.

Could you try and get in extra bf? When you bf you could gently squeeze your breast/breast compressions when she gets sleepy, she may be prompted to drink more.
See if you can make her drink more, wee more and then she will grow more..

But she needs a hp check if she doesn't appear well.

All the best.




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