20Is The Baby Packing Enough Pounds?

"Weight gain in a newborn is the easiest way to tell whether or not they are developing healthily," says pediatrician Wendy Wu. For breastfed babies, however, it is important for parents to not over obsess with an exact number of pounds and ounces.

Since each baby develops at his or her

own pace, especially when they are breastfed, it is normal that some babies do not reach the weight estimates that some doctors say your baby should reach by a certain time. Always ask your child's pediatrician to factor in the fact that your child is breastfed and usually, as long as he or she is gaining steadily, you can give yourself a high five mom, that means you are doing a great job.

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