DS is 8 months old and has had weight issues since the beginning... Here's his weight history
Birth 7lbs 14 oz
2 days later at discharge 7lbs 3 oz
1 week 7lbs 3oz
2 weeks 7lbs 8 oz
3 weeks 7lbs 14oz - doc suggested supplementing here, but I didn't because weight gain seemed fine
1 month 8lbs 6oz
2 months 10lbs 4oz
5.5 months 11lbs 12oz
7 months 12lbs 11.5oz
And a little over a month later he's only 13lbs even
We're doing BLW and he's not really taking in too many solids... nurses every 2-3 hours with 1 4 or 5 hr stretch at night.
The ped ran some blood work to check his iron levels and all came back normal. I took him to the IBCLC a few weeks ago and her suggestion was to add more solids... I haven't done that yet just because everything else I've read say solids will slow gain. I asked her about a possible lip or tongue tie and she looked but wasn't sure how severe it was. She referred me to an ENT and he said he has a slight tongue tie, but didn't think it needed clipped. As for the lip tie he suggested we see a pediatric dentist since he said it didn't look like it would interfere with BF but they may still want to clip if it looks like it will interfere with how his teeth come in.
I'm just at a loss as to why he's not gaining weight??? He's also been having issues with his bowel movements... he's always been a once-a-week pooper, but the past few weeks he's been a little constipated. Today he screamed for about 30 minutes trying to go... and there was also some blood. I've tried everything I can think of and it seems like the ped, LC and ENT don't really know what's going on either. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated... I'm just about ready to give up
* I posted on another site too, but looking for all the help I can get