Baby's Weight Gain

1 Month Old :

From now until Baby is 6 months old, she will likely grow an inch a month and gain 5-7 ounces a week. If feeding is going well, your baby will be steadily gaining weight Breast milk or formula. Feeding times will be unpredictable and it's impossible to determine how much milk breastfed babies consume at each feeding. Babies at this age should be fed eight to 12 times a day or about every two to three hours.

2 Months Old :

Baby should be steadily gaining weight each week. If you're concerned, meet with a lactation consultant or your pediatrician to find out how to help make sure Baby is eating enough. In some cases, babies may not be suckling correctly, or you may not be giving enough milk, according to Michelle LaRowe, a professional nanny and author of Nanny to the Rescue

3 months old :

At this stage, your baby will start to move away from a steady gain of about 6 ounces per week to a little less than 4 ounces. This means that she will gain roughly 2 pounds this month, and every month following until seven months old.

4 months old :

Toward the end of this month some babies may start showing signs that they are almost ready for solids. Some indicators are: He can hold his head up steady, he can sit while supported, and he's showing an interest in what you are eating. The transition from liquid to solids is a delicate one, so don't force Baby to eat if he isn't ready.

5 Months Old :

Baby should double her newborn weight by this month. Ask your doctor what height and weight percentile she’s in at her checkup to make sure she’s on track. If Baby is at risk for being underweight, find out what you can do to help her gain more.

6 Months Old :

Starting at 6 months, a baby will grow about half an inch a month and gain 3-5 ounces a week.

7 Months Old :

Baby's weight will steadily increase by 2 pounds a month. Consult your doctor if he gains less, or if he gains more than 6 pounds in a month, says Dr. Dolgoff.

8 Months Old :

Baby should be gaining additional weight to triple his birth weight by age 1.Breast milk or formula, chunkier purees, and some finger foods. Try scrambled eggs and small bite-size (about a half inch) cubes of well-done pasta, vegetables, meatballs, cheese, and ripe fruit.

9 Months Old :

To maintain weight gain, feed your child a light snack between breakfast and lunch and again between lunch and dinner. Breast milk or formula, chunkier purees, and lots of finger foods. Feel free to let her anything that’s on your plate as long as it’s not a choking hazard.

10 Months Old :

Baby likely will be crawling all over your kitchen floor and may be trying to stand up and cruise with the aid of tables, chairs, or your leg. Crawling burns a lot of calories, so weight gain may start to slow a bit now.