My baby was born very premature at 27 weeks at 2.7 lbs. Despite this, she has gained well and nurses like a rock star. She is now almost 9 months old, (6 months adjusted) and almost 17 lbs and has really slowed her weight gain.
She started daycare part time one month ago and full time this last week. She has not really gained at all since then, maybe 2 ounces. She does not like bottles very much but is doing better and 2 weeks ago we figured out she doesn't like the activity of the lipase in my milk, so we've been trying to offer fresher or scalded milk. Despite adjusting to the bottle and figure out the lipase, she is still only taking 3-4 oz MAX in more than 8 hours. She usually has several dirty diapers and more wet ones everyday and I am trying to encourage reverse cycling since she won't take much during the day.
There are a number of possible factors contributing, she cut three teeth in one day a week ago, had a little cold and was having a hard time without mama at daycare. Any suggestions on helping her start gaining again? Is this normal adjustment? How long do I wait? Thanks!
Birth weight: 2 lbs 11 oz
Weight 10/8/13: 16 lbs 12 oz
Weight 11/8/13: 16 lbs 14 oz