HUG Newsletter Breastfeeding: Months Five, Six, Seven and Eight

Why avoid solids

How add solids

Why breastfeeding is still important

How development of fine motor contributes to eating

Changing growth patterns in six- to nine-month-olds: Breastfed babies always grow more rapidly during the first 2-4 months of life, and then less rapidly from six to twelve months. The new World Health Organization’s (WHO) growth charts (example above), based on breastfed rather than formula-fed infants, take this expected variation into account. Be sure your baby’s health care provider uses these recommended WHO growth charts when monitoring the growth of your breastfed baby.