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#1 of 2 Old 03-24-2009, 08:08 AM - Thread Starter
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My DD was born small... 5 lbs 13 oz. She was back to her birth weight already, though with the checkup right after discharge. At her 2 month check-up two weeks ago she was up to 8 lbs 14 oz. From what I have read babies only gain 1-2 lbs a month so we felt she was doing good. The pedi on the other hand did not and was very concerned about her weight.

Well, DH wanted to bring DD into the pedi yesterday because she has been congested and a some of her spitups have been mucuousy.

Well, they weigh her yesterday and she lost 1 oz!!! So the pedi immediately says she wants us to start adding forumla to her bottles!! I said No.

I told her I needed a solid reason as to why all of a sudden my milk was not having her gain. Breastmilk is supposed to be best, right?? I know she is getting milk. I hear her swallow. I am back at work now and have to pump. In an 8 hour shift I got 14 oz pumped. I wouldn't have milk to pump if DD hadn't demanded that supply, correct?

Pedi thinks DD isn't drinking enough bottles during the day, and wants to beef those up with forumla.

Wouldn't the better route be to try to get DH, who watches DD during the day, to try to feed DD more during the day? I had 7 bottles ready to go yesterday in the fridge and she only ate three of them!!

HELP! I am so upset! I have more than enough milk... what is going on???

Oh, other notes: DD is very active. She has learned to roll and that is all she wants to do. When she is just on her back she always has her arms and legs going. If she wasn't getting enough to eat would she be so active?

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#2 of 2 Old 03-24-2009, 07:08 PM
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It certainly doesn't seem logical to make the immediate jump to formula!

Her weight gain sounds fine!!

I would encourage DH to feed her more while you're away, and you should nurse her as much as possible when you're together.

Deep breath, there's almost never a reason to panic.

Did ped address the mucousy spit-up?
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