Re: Slow weight gain
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Some questions for you:
- Has baby always been weighed in the nude, using the same scale every time?
- How does nursing feel- is it at all painful, and if so, can you describe the pain?
- How is baby's diaper output? How many wets/poops per day, and what color/consistency/volume are the poops?
- Were both you and your baby treated for thrush, or just one or the other of you?
- Is baby very sleepy during his feeds? Is he jaundiced?
- Are you using any form of hormonal contraception?
- Any history of the following medical problems for you: thyroid problems, PCOS, retained placenta?
The most common reason for a baby to not gain sufficient weight is low milk intake (by the baby, not the mother; it's a complete myth that a mom needs to drink milk in order to make milk). This can happen for a variety of reasons, including the baby being a sleepy or inefficient feeder, the baby not feeding long enough or often enough, the mom imposing a rigid schedule. Those are the things you want to rule out first before pursuing any of the rarer explanations for poor growth.
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