4) Poor Weight Gain in Babies and Children
How do I know if my baby is not gaining enough weight? — Your doctor or nurse will tell you if your baby is not gaining enough weight. At each visit, he or she will weigh your baby.
2) My Child is Overweight
How do I know if my child is overweight? — Your child’s doctor or nurse will tell you. He or she will measure your child’s height and weight and use those measurements to calculate a number called the “body mass index” or “BMI.”
Do doctors recommend breastfeeding for most babies? — Yes. Doctors recommend that, when possible, women feed their babies only breast milk until the baby is 6 months old. Breast milk has all of the nutrition that babies need until...