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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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