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Q&A: How Much Weight Should Baby Gain?

How quickly should I expect my breastfed baby to gain weight?
ByErin van Vuuren
Updated
March 2, 2017
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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

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