Infant Weight Concerns

In the first few weeks, breastfed infants typically regain birth weight at an average of 8.3 days postpartum (95% confidence interval: 7.7–8.9 days) with 97.5% having regained their birth weight by 21 days (ABM Protocol #3). Before determining if interventions are needed, it is important to evaluate each newborn individually according to his or her health status, age, birth circumstances and interventions, activity level, development, family traits and other individual considerations. Conducting a thorough feeding assessment and history is important when determining if supplementary management for infant weight loss, slow or poor weight gain is needed. 

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