My 5 month old baby seems to be having even more problems now. He was born 7.5 lbs but is only 13 lbs 2 oz now. We've tried to introduce bottles to him for the longest time but he won't budge. Recently, he's been eating less and less, and only eats when nursed to sleep. I try to feed him whenever I could but he screams and cries as soon as he is lowered onto my arm. We're giving him Zantac now to see if it's silent reflux but I suspect that it's not because he doesn't always scream and has no problems lying flat.
In the last few days, I'm not seeing a lot of wet diapers. He would have an extremely wet one first thing in the morning, but would only have 3 additional wet diapers for the rest of the day. I'm thinking if his fussiness is because my supply is low. Isn't it going to be a vicious cycle, where he doesn't want to nurse and my supply get lower?
He will only nurse when being nursed to sleep. If I try to feed him at other times, he will scream at me and get really mad. I also have to hold him for all his naps so I can't try to squeeze in any pump sessions either.
He won't take a bottle. I don't know what else I can do to get him to take more milk. He has only gained 3 oz in 3 weeks. I'm worried to death!