Oh my, where do I begin..
My 8 month old dd was recently diagnosed as a failure to thrive baby by her pediatrician. At her 6 month check up she was 16lbs, and is still currently 16lbs. She is being referred to a nephrologist and a gastroenterologist because of concerns seen on her blood tests. From what the pediatrician said, she's not absorbing her nutrients as she should be, she's hypoglycemic, and her kidneys are not functioning as they should.
She also has eczema - we took her to an allergist at 6 months of age, where we found she had food allergies to soy, wheat, tree nuts, garlic, milk and sesame seeds. She is currently bf, and because of this I have limited my diet to avoid any allergens from being passed into the breastmilk. Consequently, my caloric intake has decreased which has also decreased dd caloric intake. My supply has decreased as well, so I have tried supplementing with formula, but she won't take it. I'm currently drinking mothers milk tea, but no significant increase in supply.
From what the pediatrician says, dd has to eat more and recommends incorporating formula in wherever I can. With my milk supply dropping and her not wanting the formula, I feel as if I'm at an end on trying to provide her with the best I can, and it's not really helpful at home either with family saying 'I told you so' when it came to formula feeding (I was convinced mother's milk was best and I had a good supply up until the diet change). She eats solids, but does not show a lot of interest, especially when I mix it with formula. She will take a little bit of formula from a cup, but does not like the bottle (even if it's ebm). She's a lively little gal though, no signs of lethargy. Ideally I would like to increase my supply, but does anyone have any recommendations to formula feeding - or even bottle feeding in general?