My daughter is 8 weeks old today, and has not regained birth weight. She's kind of stalled out on weight gain right now. Not gaining, but not losing.
My pedi had them draw blood today (horrible experience!) to run tests. What can cause the really slow weight gain? Anyone know? I just want to have an idea of what I could expect them to say.
She is a happy baby. Smiles at me constantly. She eats every two hours, and is taking in around 2 oz (per the daycare). For her weight - 6 lbs 13 oz - thats normal, but way low for her age. The pedi gave me a horrible look too when I told her that.
So now they want me to give formula for two days and pump because of a "milk intolerance". I've never heard of this. I always thought babies were never allergic to their mothers milk.
I'm ready to switch pediatricians. I'm just getting so frustrated with them. They seem to want to blame to bf. For a while I was sure it was me, that I was having low supply issues. But if she's taking in what I can pump, then I seem to be fine. It makes me sad that there might be something wrong with my little girl, but glad that hopefully we'll get to continue our bf relationship.