Re: Reflux medicine, feeding habits, and weight gain
How often is your LO nursing? What is his weight now?
Nursing has an analgesic effect for babies. If he was in pain before the medication, is there any possibility that he has simply slowed his overall intake because he is no longer in pain? Unless there is some significant weight LOSS, feeding aversion, reduction in output or other significant medical reason there is rarely a need to worry about slow weight gain, as infants go through many cycles of growth spurts and lulls. Overall well being is a better indicator of good health than weight alone. And remember that, if you don't believe formula is needed, then you have no reason for concern if they bring it up at the pedi's office -- the decision is up to you, not them.
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.