Quoting JuliaSacramento:" i know...lol. but its so confusing with the preemies!! like docs are comparing him with other babies ... [snip!] ... age not adjusted. so i was thinking if he came out when he was supposed to and was 16lbs minus 6 weeks he would be overweight."
They compare them like that because they want them to try and catch up to other babies their age, thats one reason why they are on the 24 cal. formula. DD was a 34 weeker and her pedi compared her to other babies her age that were born at term, then he would tell me just remember it's okay if she's a little behind because she was a preemie. She has always been on track with development, her weight wasn't far behind at all and now at 14 months she's caught up with that too. Talk to the pedi first, but they will more than likely take the baby off anyway..they took DD off of it at 6 months and changed her to a regular formula.