Weight Worries

It’s natural for new parents to be concerned that their baby is growing and developing at the right speed, and that he is getting the right amount of milk for his needs. Rest assured that within the first few weeks, your new baby will let you know exactly what he needs, and you’ll soon become alert to any potential problems.

Q: How can I tell that my baby is growing normally?
A: When your baby is born, you’ll be given a growth chart, usually in the back of your baby’s record book, on which the healthcare professional will plot her height and weight. The current growth charts are based mainly on bottle-fed infants, but you can ask for a chart designed for breastfed babies if your baby is exclusively breastfed. For the sake of ...

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