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Old 09-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #8
court3189
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Re: Need help to fatten up baby.

Before doing anything else, I'd find a lactation consultant and do a couple feed/weigh to see how much he's getting approximately per feeding. The lactation consultant can also check him for a tongue tie as pp suggested.

Formula, might not be your easy fix. My DD has been dx'd as failure to thrive since she was a month or so old. She's never breastfed (long story...), so has been on pumped breastmilk. I share this-as feeding via bottle doesn't necessarily fix the issue.

Did your pediatrician make a referral to anyone else-for example GI or cardiology, to rule out possible issues that can present as poor weight gain?

Just my 2cents..
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