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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    thanks Meg!

    Hugo's birth weight was 7.4 lb and oz. Within a couple of days largely due to jaundice he dropped to 6.5. He has gained steadily (but arguably not enough) to reach, for example, 7.13...
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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    Just an update: Hugo is doing better (weight at 4.448kg), so a solid gain since weighing him on Monday (and when we started supplements :(). Anyway, that's good, and we are still keeping a lid on...
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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    Update is more frequent feeding (9 x so far today) inc. an extra night feed. Still using supplement (4 top ups of 2oz each) , we're worried about stopping that until the b/f is much improved. A...
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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    Thank you everyone. We REALLY appreciate the time everyone has put into responding. It is much appreciated. Lots to ponder on and very helpful to see some common themes emerging here which we are...
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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    Thanks Auderey!

    3 oz is yes what we give him. The cue is coming off the breast but still crying and thrashing, and then wolfing down formula (we normally give 3 oz in several batches to be sure he...
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    Re: 8 weeks and failing miserably

    Wow, thank you all for responding so quickly! Really appreciate this.

    Firstly to Audrey (I answer in CAPS to make it helpful):
    - how often does he feed, on any kind of routine? C. EVERY 3-4 HRS....
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    8 weeks and failing miserably

    Hi,

    My son is 8 weeks old and we have had problems feeding from the start. He had jaundice and was readmitted to hospital and we never really got feeding properly established. I've also rarely...
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