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Thread: No Weight Gain

  1. #11
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    Mar 2010
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    Default Re: No Weight Gain

    Here is something to question them about. Breastmilk has more calories than formula. All breastmilk, yours too. So what would adding formula to the equation accomplish? If anything they should recommend more breastmilk or an evaluation of how much mik babe is taking in (perhaps a tongue tie or other issue is preventing babe from taking in a good amount). However, with adequate wets and poos, which you have, it indicates your babe is absolutely taking in enough. Therefor if babe is still not growing in a way they feel is healthy they need a gastro work-up or other medical testing. Formula has no place in the equation. In terms of hospital I'd call and simply say you are not ignoring their advice, you are taking them seriously, and you have decided to get a second opinion. Even if they did call social services as long as you've booked a second opinion they'll see you are taking it serious. I'd get recommendations of breastfeeding friendly doctors before making that second appointment though.
    Last edited by @llli*redpowerlady; January 29th, 2012 at 03:17 AM.
    Baby Girl "Piper" born Feb 12th, 2010. She is a true blessing!

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  2. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
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    Boring ole Michigan
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    Default Re: No Weight Gain

    I agree with the pp's

    My son actually LOST .3 pounds between 4 and 5 months. Then at 6 months he gained 1.3 pounds. As long as your LO is happy, alert, meeting milestones and having good diaper output I would not worry
    July 27 2011

  3. #13
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    Default Re: No Weight Gain

    Was the same scale used? What about clothes? Was baby naked? Did baby just have a bowel movement? Fresh diaper or wet? It's possible your baby gained an ounce and any of these factors could have affected the weight.

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