How Breastfed Babies Measure Up

The new World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts reflect data on children fed only breast milk and water for their first 4 to 6 months.

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The new World Health Organization (WHO) growth charts reflect data on children fed only breast milk and water for their first 4 to 6 months. If this sounds like your baby, check out the abbreviated chart below for median weight guidelines (in pounds) derived from the WHO data.

MEDIAN WEIGHT AGE (GIRLS) (BOYS) Birth 7.1 7.3 1 month 9.3 9.9 2 months 11.2 12.3 3 months 12.8 14.1 4 months 14.1 15.4 6 months 16.1 17.4 9 months 18.1 19.6 1 year 19.6 21.2

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