I have an 8 month old who has has severe problems breastfeeding ever since she was born. She would always eat very small amounts very often--eating about 20x a day.
Around six weeks she refused to eat at all. She would fight and fight eating. Maybe sucking for a minute, or from a bottle just a few sips. Once she went for 8 hours and she had to be given an IV for dehydration. That night I learned that if I pumped, she would take a bottle in her sleep.
So ever since 6 weeks. I try to breastfeed her she drinks a little bit,I then pump and then I have to fight to get her to sleep and give her the rest in her sleep. We co-sleep so she suckles at nighttime. It takes about an hour to feed her.
When she eats, I can hear all sorts of weird noises in her belly, like bubbles.
I am off dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, beef, soy, and corn.
Because her weight is good, I feel like doctors dismiss my concerns. We do have an endoscopy scheduled for the end of this month to see how her white blood cell count in her throat is. (allergy related)
Her weight is good because I feed her while she asleep!
I am exhausted, I feel like at 8 months I still have a newborn and I really do not want to give up on breastfeeding.
I used to think it was silent reflux, but now i am thinking maybe it is allergies. Does anyone have any advice? Any moms with similar experiences? Allergy testing on baby under one?
Thank you in advance! Im exhausted and could use all the words of wisdom you might be able to offer.