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feeding problems

my daughters is now 4 months and a week old. she has had very difficult eating problems. she spits everything back up.well it feels like everything. shes 4months old so she should be eating more than 4oz but she cant,and ive called my doctor and shes not worried. my daughter only weights 10 pounds and she was born 7.7. i think there something wrong. any suggestions.?

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kadybby

Asked by kadybby at 2:29 PM on Sep. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Relactate.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:33 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • i didnt produce any milk to begin with
    kadybby

    Answer by kadybby at 2:34 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • Why should she eat more than 4 oz? Not all babies do. I know some who only drank 6 oz at a time at a year old. Maybe you're overfeeding - try just 2 oz at a feeding as see what happens. Try a different kind of formula - if she's drinking regular formula, try lactose-free. 10 lbs at 4 months is fine, as long as she's consistently gaining. Is she having adequate wet & dirty diapers every day? If she is, she's fine, if she's not, you need a new doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • Are you using a milk formula, or a soy formula? My DD was on a milk formula (similac) and we had to switch her over to soy because she was spitting up most of what she was eating. (I had the same problems as you, my milk never came in). Try feeding her smaller amounts closer together.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 2:46 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • shes allgeric to milk so its soy. no she doesnt have dirty diapers every day, its like once a week.
    kadybby

    Answer by kadybby at 2:47 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • Well my DD doesn't have a dirty diaper every day, that's because they absorb so much of the nutrients in the formula. Hers have been every 3 days or so, and she's healthy. I'd try to get a different doctor, because your concerns are obviously not being handled in the right way. A good doctor will listen to all of your concerns and help to reassure you; they won't just say "Oh, it's nothing to worry about" just to get you out of the office.
    SarahLeeMorgan

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 2:55 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • I introduced baby food to my son at 4mths. A solid could help her keep food down and gain some weight. Also, my son was on lactose free formula, would that be better? I really don't know just a thought. but I would give her some cereal and other foods. Keep with the milk too
    heartfrommyson

    Answer by heartfrommyson at 3:00 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • Btw he had probs spitting up all of his milk too
    heartfrommyson

    Answer by heartfrommyson at 3:01 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • try burping her befor ur done with the bottle
    angelairelan

    Answer by angelairelan at 3:02 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

  • she cant do the lactosee free because it has milk in it
    kadybby

    Answer by kadybby at 3:06 PM on Sep. 26, 2009

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