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A little worried and need some reassurance

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:49 AM
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Hi there, 

Let me give you all a little background to start. Before DS was born I was monitored for restricted growth (he started measuring smaller then he should have). Going in for weekly non-stress tests and weekly ultrasounds.  When Jacob was born he was full term and weighed 6lbs 11oz. During birth he swallowed some fluids and didn't eat for 8hrs after birth. They finally suctioned the fluid out and they gave him 2oz of a bottle. They told me he had a very sensitive gag reflex which I noticed those first few weeks of BF. Had some issues with him BF in the beginning with projectile vomiting and Ped and LC weren't much help. Got through the vomiting, still have some gag issues once in a while, got a new Ped. But, here we are and he'll be 6mo on the 27Th and he has still not doubled his birth weight. His weigh in last week was 11lbs 7oz.. I see EBF 2mo bigger then him. I know that this is the most crucial time for brain development and I am so worried that he is not getting the nutrients he needs or that his body is just not retaining it or maybe I just don't supply him with enough. I nurse on demand which can be as frequent as every 2hrs.  He refuses any bottles, cereal, veggies, fruit. He just gags and will not take it. If anyone has any advice, suggestions, or similar experiences and what actions were taken I would greatly appreciate it. I never had this problem with my other three two of which were BF and one whom was put on Nutramigen(sp) All of my other kids were big babies allways in the 70th% and higher on the regular growth charts. But my little man isn't even on the BF growth chart. Please Help!! TIA

  in love12/23/01 wearing crownClaudia 12/06/03 jumping ropeIvy 4/26/05 toddler girlScarlett 12/12/07 baby boyJacob 06/27/09

by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:49 AM
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mommaboudreaux
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:51 AM

I don't have any advice, but here is a bump!!!


MixedCooke
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:53 AM

There is not much to say if he will only take breastmilk.  the only other option would be to fatten up your diet since it will end up going to him.

cuddlebunnymom
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 1:58 AM

I'm not sure what to say if he's not wanting a bottle.  Maybe since his gag reflex he can't take a regualr nipple on the bottle.  Maybe find a shorter nipple.....if you find a shorter nipple maybe alternate BF and FF to up his weight.  I'm not sure what else to say or try but talk to Pedi and see if they have any suggestions on it. 

mommynwife332
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:00 AM

My kid would be the one who is ebf and looks 2 months bigger than he is. My nephew was bottle fed,but he has always been on the smaller end of the scale.If he is eating fine,and is acting normally than you shouldn't have any problems.

MichelleJ1000
by Bronze Member on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:07 AM

One of my family members went thru kind of the same thing you are going through.  Her son would vomit all the time and at 6 mos. was weighing only 12 lbs.  She got a referral to a specialist who gave her some medication (i d k the name) that she gave to her son 15 minutes before a feeding and this helped him to keep the food down and gain weight.  Also, he was formula fed and she had to put more scoops of formula into his bottle.

He is a year old now and weighs the normal weight. By any chance was your baby premature? My family member's baby was born a month early.

kyle84niki
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 2:08 AM

 i would contact a speech therapist who works with kids with feeding issues

http://www.cafemom.com/group/tulsafriends

Roe2457
by on Dec. 14, 2009 at 4:00 AM

that's what I was going to recommend as we had the same problem with our son only worst when while bumping him he went totally limp in his father's arms at 1 month old. He stayed in the hospital for three days just to make sure he was alright. And he had to sleep sitting in an upright position.And at 10 month still didn't weigh move than 10 lbs. Ro

One of my family members went thru kind of the same thing you are going through.  Her son would vomit all the time and at 6 mos. was weighing only 12 lbs.  She got a referral to a specialist who gave her some medication (i d k the name) that she gave to her son 15 minutes before a feeding and this helped him to keep the food down and gain weight.  Also, he was formula fed and she had to put more scoops of formula into his bottle.

He is a year old now and weighs the normal weight. By any chance was your baby premature? My family member's baby was born a month early.


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