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December 18th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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Hope has been on formula for about 4 weeks. we started her on the Kirkland brand from Costco and it was going well. We went to buy more this week and it is "discontinued" we bought a can of Similac to tide us over and have decided on Walmart's Parent's Choice

I have been worried about her overall intake fot about 2 weeks. She only eats 1-2 oz each feeding but goes 3 hours between feeds and does 5-7 hours overnight so overall between 15-18oz. She is 10 lbs 5 oz. Between 4 and 6 weeks she gained some but dropped from 50th to 25th on the curve. Her 2 month is Wednesday

Any tips for increasing her intake. She falls asleep most feeds but I wake her and keep trying. or dream feed.
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December 19th, 2010, 03:00 PM
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I hope her 2mo appt goes well - your doctor will be able to give you advice about upping her intake. SOME babies just aren't big drinkers at that age - and the most important thing is that they continue to grow & are putting on an acceptable amount of weight, again - this is something your doctor will be able to advise you on.

Other than that though, you could try just offering her her bottle more during the day - you may get another oz or 2 into her... but it could just be that she's not a big eater!
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December 20th, 2010, 07:26 AM
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My dd was a lot like that, she just didn't really like eating and didn't need a lot to grow. she was a slow gainer but is completely normal and healthy and is now a typical almost 3 yr old. so my only advice is to keep offering the bottle, do dream feeds if you need to, we did a lot of sleep feeding with dd to get her to eat and just keep plugging away, I hope her appointment goes well! KUP!
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