Log In Sign Up

Question for a Friend...


Forum: FTT and Weight Gain Issues

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To FTT and Weight Gain Issues LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
October 20th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Pbear31's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 800
Hey Ladies,

I am in the March 2011 Playroom, but had my guy in January. Luckily, he has gained weight well and is actually on his "actual age" charts at 9 months...which is great considering he was a 32 weeker.

Anyway, we have some NICU buddies who we have kept in touch with and have play dates with. The boy is a 31 weeker and has not done as well in the weight department. He is 12 lbs and has been at that weight for about 5 weeks. Right now, he has Neosure formula and only eat 20-23 ounces per day. He has started solids but has troubles with the mechanics and doesn't really seem interested in eating. He doesn't really mouth toys either. They are still waking him up at night for a feed. He takes anywhere from 1-4 ounces at each feeding.

I am still pumping and have a ton of frozen milk. I have offered mom some and she will be using to mix in with solids. Feeding specialist says not to give any milk as bottles because if he prefers that then he won't eat when we run out of frozen.

Also, no signs of reflux. He was on prevacid for a while, but no real difference.

Anyway, just wondering if any of you have any ideas or advice that I can give to my friend.

Thanks in Advance!
__________________
Mom to an Amazing 32-weeker
Born early due to Severe Pre-Eclampsia
Reply With Quote
  #2  
October 26th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville,Tennessee
Posts: 3,593
Send a message via AIM to i3ai3ydanny
Hmmm...I would see if they would send him to a speech/feeding specialist. Danny had to go see one at one point to make sure that he hadn't developed any "mechanical" issues in regards to eating when he stopped eating *literally* overnight. Has he always eaten that amount or has he slowed his intake recently? What calorie level is his formula? 30 cal/oz is typical with children having difficulty gaining weight. He ideally should be eating 30 ounces of formula in a 24 hour period (if he doesn't eat any solids). How old is the baby and what has his weight pattern been up to this point? If he has always had ups, downs, and flats, I think it would be time for a GI evaluation with a stool culture to check for fecal fat, elastase, and to check for any irritation. That is the most non-invasive first step. :/

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you on this one. Danny is still a royal mess and a medical mystery. We have upcoming surgery and ongoing illnesses so I am in and out.
__________________

Thanks .:Shortcake:. for my GREAT siggy.



Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:24 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0