Baby’s Age
Average Weight Gain for Breastfed Baby
First two weeks

Some infants lose up to 7% of their birth
weight; should begin gaining by day 5 and are usually back to birth
weight by 14 days of age

2 weeks – 4 months

At least 4 ounces or 113 grams a week

After 4 months Weight gain much slower but remains steady

Some babies who are gaining well and have lots of bowel movements and wet diapers remain restless and cry when not at the breast. This does not mean they are not getting enough milk.

Holding your baby skin-to-skin is very comforting and reassuring and can help to calm an unhappy baby.