Small Babies

It depends on what you mean by "Really Small" and what caused it. Premature babies often need a bit of special care. If the baby has lost weight/isn't gaining weight because they are ill or have some other issue then that could mean special care.

Generally speaking small babies don't need anything extra then larger babies. Avery has always been around the 10th percentile in size. She was only 15lbs at her 9mo check up. Because she's stayed on the same growth curve and has hit all of her milestones the doctors don't really care how big she is. They say she'll just be a small kid.

So I guess the answer is yes and no, depending on the situation.

Moms Expertise
    Agree 100% it depends completely on the circumstance of why they are small.

    I have an online friend that has a teeny tiny baby... just barely 8 lbs at 6 months but she was full term and the doctors so far haven't found any reason for her being so small so nobody seems worried :)
      8Theresa Gould
      Sounds like you have understanding doctors. I didn't with a couple of mine. They actually had me feed oil to my 4-5 month old to prove she could gain weight! She's still on the small side. My husband was and is on the small size for his height. When I married him he could still fit into his Jr. high gym shorts, albeit tight but he got them on!
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      I'm the proud mama of my daughter Avery, born on June 6, 2013. I'm 26 years old, I work from home as a graphic designer, I will be testing for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2015. My husband, Derek, and I have been happily married for 3 years.