Gemma went from 12.14 lbs to about 12.4 lbs in about 45 days. I was devastated but the pedi was so supportive and basically told me I am doing everything right and just need to give more solids (because she is nursing enough). She nurses atleast 6 times a day (between 8am-10pm) and her diaper count is good (5-7 a day). I'm trying to add in more nursing sessions, but really how? When? So dh will be giving a bottle of pumped milk with a scoop of premie formula added in once a day. She eats a half a jar of babyfood for dinner so I will be trying to add a jar for brunch too. We will try puréed real foods soon but I'm not sure how that will go. So what do y'all suggest? What puréed food will work best I know rice and oatmeal is a no no normally but would it help her? Puréed meats are ok right? Oh the doctor mentioned pediasure is 30 calories per ounce, would that be better than the pumped milk with formula? Maybe I should ask to see a dietitian ? But I don't want to be given bad advice though it be with good intention. Ugh. I'm sick over this, but the pedi was very positive and acted like it's just a hiccup. Someone just talk me through this.
(For the few that don't know our story, my daughter is special needs so the standard "rules" don't apply)
on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM