Helping your baby steadily pack on the pounds during her first year of life can be tricky. Here’s what to know about your baby’s weight gain, how to make sure she’s meeting doctor recommendations for food and weight in the appropriate month ranges, and how to keep her healthy and satisfied in the process.
Newborn (1 to 4 Weeks Old)
Right now, your baby is more delicate than ever. According to Michelle LaRowe, author of Mom’s Ultimate Book of Lists, don’t be too concerned if Baby loses a few ounces just after birth — most babies do. A healthy baby regains weight within 10-12 days and will be back to his birth weight.
Baby Should Eat: Breast milk or formula. Consult your doctor if Baby seems to have allergic or sensitive reactions to your breastmilk because he might be reacting to something you are eating or is sensitive to the formula.