# Do formula fed babies weigh more?

**Do breastfed or formula fed babies weigh more**? Healthy breastfed infants typically put on weight more slowly than formula-fed infants in the first year of life. Formula-fed infants typically gain weight more quickly after about 3 months of age. Differences in weight patterns continue even after complimentary foods are introduced.

When does a formula fed baby gain weight? During the first 6-8 weeks of life there is little difference in growth (gain in weight and length) between breast- and formula-fed infants. However, from about 2 months of age to the end of the first year of life formula-fed infants gain weight and length more rapidly than breast-fed infants.

Which is better breast feeding or formula feeding? It has long been known that formula-fed babies gain more weight than breast-fed babies , Mennella said, and some had suggested that parents giving formula are less attentive than breast-feeding mothers to the babies’ signals that they are full. But this study shows that there may be more to it.

Can a baby gain weight on soy formula? (Soy-based formulas are also available, but the study did not examine these.) The researchers found that the babies fed hydrolysate-based formulas gained no more weight than breast-fed infants; it was only those given the cow’s-milk-based formulas who saw the accelerated weight gain during their first seven months.

Which is better for baby milk or protein formula? After seven months, infants fed cow’s milk formula had, on average, gained 2 pounds more than infants fed protein formula. Mennella says the slower weight gain among infants on the predigested protein-based formula mimicked the average weight gain among breast-fed infants.

## When does a breastfed baby gain more weight than a formula fed baby?

When does a breastfed baby gain more weight than a formula fed baby? Still, up until age 2, physicians use the WHO growth charts as the standard growth curve for both breastfed and formula-fed babies. In general, here’s what you can expect for your baby’s weight gain by week: Generally, breastfed newborns gain weight faster than formula-fed babies for the first 3 months of life.

When does an infant start to gain weight? Beginning around 3 months of age weight gain is generally lower for breastfed infants than for that of the formula-fed infant. 1-3 Linear growth generally follows a similar pattern for both breast- and formula-fed infants. 4 For the first 3 months of age, the WHO growth charts show a somewhat faster rate of weight gain than the CDC growth charts.

Can a baby gain weight on predigested formula? Mennella says the slower weight gain among infants on the predigested protein-based formula mimicked the average weight gain among breast-fed infants. “There’s something in cow-milk formula, or something lacking in cow-milk formula, that’s resulting in babies overfeeding,” she says.

Can a baby gain weight on soy formula? (Soy-based formulas are also available, but the study did not examine these.) The researchers found that the babies fed hydrolysate-based formulas gained no more weight than breast-fed infants; it was only those given the cow’s-milk-based formulas who saw the accelerated weight gain during their first seven months.