Topic: Weight
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July 28th, 2013, 09:05 AM
kary4 kary4 is offline
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Ok, he's 3 months. I thought he was 2 months. So his percentile is below 10% consistently. You say he's sick after feeds - does he spit up a lot? Sometimes reflux or GERD can cause a baby to not gain or even be considered failure to thrive. Does he get a lot of hiccups? Does he seem in pain after feedings? I know it seems counterintuitive, but what about waking him to feed more in the middle of the night? Like every 2 or 3 hrs. You may have to do this until he gains more. I used to have to do that with my first because he had lost too much weight in the beginning. I also had a friend who would set her alarm so she could wake the baby to feed. Sometimes babies who aren't getting enough to eat are actually sleepier, so it's recommended to wake them to feed. It would only be temporary.

Babies with reflux tend to take in less at each feeding but eat more often. How many feedings a day does Joshua do?
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