..it could mean a few things!

Sometimes babies measure small because..

- they are not gaining enough weight via eating.. meaning perhaps they aren't getting as much as a Mom thinks while breastfeeding, this is pretty common.. especially in first time Moms
- they in some instances are burning more calories than taking in.. thus, supplementing might have to occur to catch them up
- they sometimes are built tiny and petite (genetics).. just like people :) doctors typically want to establish that a baby CAN gain weight and then it's easier to see if how they gain weight they stay small and petite or grow grow grow!

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    04/22/14
    My girls were small ... 5 and 6 pounders ...but my son was almost 9 pounds... go figure!
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