*sigh*sob* After seeing a pediatrician last week my son was 'labelled' failure to thrive. he is not quite 12 lbs and will be five months old this week. He weighed 8lbs 8 oz. at birth but got down to 8 lbs 4 oz. We have struggled with bf from the beginning - at first the thought was low milk supply but each time I take something either allopathic(domperidone) or herbal I end up with plugged ducts / mastitis. He feeds up to 16 times a day...rarely is he satisfied for longer than an hour. He sleeps very poorly, want to be held all the time so I wear him in a sling. We co-sleep so i can get some rest and to give him a lot of opportunitiees to gain.
We have had blood work and urine tests done and tomroorw go for a sweat test and kidney ultrasound.
The doc thinks it is possible a protein allergy and put him on losec (dairy free) to help with reflux but the meds seem to really upset his tummy so I have stopped giving them. I have cut out all dairy, soy, eggs, and red meat from my diet.
I am really worried...waht could be wrong here???Why is he not gaining? He has grown taller and his head circ. is increasing but still falling percentile wise.
We are currently supplement with nutramigen but he only takes aobut 4-10 ounces a day through the sns to preserve bf if possible. Our bf goals were to extended bf but right now I'd be happy to make it to six months.
What woule a protein allergy look like....would he outgrow it??? I have spoken with a IBCLC and she suggests to go through with all the testing to rule out a serious problem.
Could the problem still be me...is it possible to just have an inadequate amount of nutrients in my breastmilk? I so wanted bf'ing to work this time. I have a 2 1/2 year old dd that I had to supplement for 5 months due to a severe tongue tie.
Any advice is appreciated.