Thursday, November 5, 2009


So today we went to the doctors to get shots for dulany and we got her stats. She's 24 inches long (she's starting to get longer which is nice!) but she was only 12 lbs 1 oz. 2 months ago she was 11 lbs 6 oz... soooo she hasnt gained much weight. These past 1-2 weeks its been rough, she doenst want to eat and I think its cause she's tired and what not. Its been getting really frustrating. (she will latch on but then not want to eat.. and she does it like 10 times before i give up) When the doctor told us he said that we needed to try to suppliment with formula. Its too hard to pump too. The problem is, we tried formula.. a while back and today with tom feeding her which ithought might help. Nothin. She will not take it what so ever! i dont know what to do. It freaked me out because he said she was in the 8th percentile for weight. I swear im not starving my baby, but when we look at it htat way it makes it seem like it.

So my question for you moms out there who have any clue on how to get your child to start taking formula PLEASE let me know. Its kinda stressing me out!

and ive rulled out the possiblities of eating something she didnt like, because i havent changed my diet at all... so i dont think thats it.So any advice would be great. Thanks!


Mikey, Ashley and baby Peyton said...

getting Peyton to drink formula wasn't hard for me bc since she was in the NICU we had been supplementing from the start but i would say try different bottles/nipples also when I thought P was allergic to her soy we switched to hypoallergenic and is smelled like cat food and she would NOT drink it.. so maybe try a different formula. I know Peyton LOVES her soy... and I know how frustrating it can be when they don't eat, Peyton hated nursing. So just hang in there it might take a while but if she's hungry enough she will eventually take to it! good luck!

Brian Jessica Rowlan said...

i really like avent bottles, that helped my girls, also i had the latching problems when i didnt have much milk, so that might be the case, they get frustated because theres not much milk coming out.

Scimber said...

maybe try different bottles/formula combinations...I know of a lot of babies that wont touch one type of formula, but love another....unless you've already tried that, its worth a shot! Good luck, that must be so frustrating!

The Sabatini Family said...

Hey Jess,
I know as a Mom you always try to do everything for your kid and it is hard hearing that you have to try something different for her from your doctor. Don't worry, she's still growing and doing fine. I hope you are okay. I hate that. Adam never really took a bottle, so I don't have any real advice. However, I did have friends that had to try different bottles and formula until they found the right one. Maybe buy a few small cans and see what she likes. Good luck.

Jess and Tom Roberts said...

she takes a bottle fine, but maybe we need to try different types of formulas. We got 2 samples in the mail but she wont take either. So I guess we should keep trying. Im wondering if my milk is running low too.. we will see!