Hi everyone… here i am again… still with the same issue… here is my previous post (until the baby turned 3 months old.) she is now almost 10 months old and i battle with the same problem
it will give you the best back story as to what was happening.
she was born at 2.68kg
Month 1: 3.41 kg (+ 930 grams)
Month 2: 4.560 kg (+ 1.15 kg which is 1150 grams)
Month 3: So far 5.15 kg (+590 grams. 4 more days till 3 months)
Month 4: 5.74 (+590 grams)
Month 5: 6.02 (+280 grams)
Month 6: 7.10 +1kg
Month 7: 7.33 (+230 grams)
Month 8: 7.55 (+220 grams)
Month 9: 7.55 (+ 0 grams)
At 6 months i introduced solids.. she ate decently for three weeks and then suddenly became constipated… i stopped solids after that because her constipation was horrible… she was bleeding and crying. I stopped solids for three weeks… we did an antibiotic cuz we suspected a uti.. and constipation went away.
When i introduced solids again she now barely eats anything… never opens her mouth for a spoon of food. Most kids are eating breakfast lunch dinner AND snacks… i can't even get a spoon happily into my child.
Some days she tries to go 4-5 hours between feeds… She doesn't like to breastfeed much.. she hates solids… and she is no longer gaining weight.
My pediatrician retired when my daughter was 3 months old.. I still have not found a paed that i am happy with.
Now she has started biting me (she has two teeth) so now there is a new difficulty with feeding.
My previous two kids were 9.5kg at this age (2 kilos more than her), breastfeeding happily every hour if they wanted to (demand fed)…
I know that i have enough milk because today i was pumping and i can get out 100mls at least even after a feed. It seems like she gets bored when she feeds and thus maybe feeds for a short period of time and thats not long enough to get the calories she needs? She feeds for 4-5 minutes. I try to get her to feed longer but it just doesn't happen if she doesn't want to feed. She will scream and cry.
I thought once we start solids then maybe she would get her calories from eating foods but thats not happening.
Could this be maybe silent reflux? What would cause a poor appetite?
Any thoughts on what I should do?
Developmentally she is perfect… crawling, standing, says 'heddo' for hello…
If i pump and offer her milk in a straw cup she will drink a little bit here and there … i also tried a bottle today of breastmilk and she drank 80mls (she was previously unable to drink from a bottle… she disliked it)
If i offer her breastmilk in a cup between feeds how long can i let her snack on it until the milk goes off? and if she doesn't drink it can i refrigerate it again or would i need to throw it away? Its hard to just throw away breastmilk like that but up until today she hadn't drank more than 40mls from a bottle ever.
I thought maybe my breastmilk is lacking and its not fattening enough for her but my two previous kids were very chunky so I don't think my milk could be the problem?
For the past few days i have been taking her to my room and trying to breastfeed her in the quiet… every two to three hours… she does drink but theres no increase in the scale.