Breastfeeding

Q&A: How Much Weight Should Baby Gain?

How quickly should I expect my breastfed baby to gain weight?

All babies are different, but on average, a breastfed baby's weight gain should look something like this:

Month 1:4-7 ounces per week (after the first week)

Months 2-6: 1-2 pounds per month

Months 6-12: about 1 pound per month

By Erin van Vuuren