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By mickey1928 / Tuesday 12 January 2010 13:10 /
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It's not tactless. Babies ARE fat. On a more relevant note, I weighed one or two pounds more than that when I was a baby. I look completely normal. Tell your wife to calm down and stop overreacting, babies are supposed to have loads of body fat.

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Of course it's tactless - everybody is aware of the negative connotations of the word "fat". A young mother, completely exhausted from the birth, hormones driving her on an emotional roller coaster and fiercely protective of her baby doesn't need to hear stupid comments like that. Anyway - OP, there is nothing like a fat baby. Babies need to gain weight as quickly as possible this whole category just doesn't apply to them.

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I think the mother was crying because the elderly couple implied her baby was fat compared to other babies that were in the hospital. 6 and a half pounds sounds about normal to me though so maybe the couple just needs their eyes checked.

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No, postpartum depression is only when it lasts for longer than ~2 weeks. Baby blues = normal postpartum depression. Please don't give the OP more to worry about.

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Y'all see what he did there, he didnt judge an entire generation based on a few small minded individuals...would be nice if the generation in question would do the same for teens today

They must have had poor eyesight along with their poor judgement at when to keep their mouths shut. Newborn babies are actually small and have very little body fat. They hit the chubby stage around 5mos old.

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