Although this is mostly addressing coughing and spluttering issue but also could help with more weight gain.
Have you offered the 2nd side at same feed time? Will she take it? I always thought 2nd side should be offered even if they don't take it
I am of the belief that any gain is good. Unless of course the percentile continually drops.
The wet nappies mean she is drinking which is good. I might guess that any reflux may have impacted feeding. So maybe see how the next few weeks are.
Also, it could just be genetic/normal for her to be smaller. From memory your DD1 is small too (I also vaguely remember there was food/feeding issues for her?). Also, are there any lip/tongue tie issues?
The block feeding is a good idea. Try starting at 4 hours each side and see how it goes.
Yep, DD1 is small. She's 8% for weight at last check. She was formula fed and refused to feed. I think that was mainly due to silent reflux. No one picked up ties with her.
I don't have any of those symptoms but LB has reflux, poor weight gain, clicking when feeding and choking on milk at the start of the feed.
Maybe get an assessment by a paed dentist who could laser if needed. Our DS2 (#3bub) had ULT & PTT lasered at 13 days old and have had the best feeding relationship with him
I know it's difficult with so many opinions and ideas but from my experience I would look very closely at the possibility of ties. A posterior tongue tie in particular. From my experience and that of many mums I know with symptoms from the list above are present. Doctors, nurses, midwives and LC's all say there are no ties and can't work out what's going on. Then baby is seen by someone who specializes in ties and knows how to properly assess for them. A tie is diagnosed and treated and then the symptoms finally start to resolve. It can be a very frustrating journey. Maybe this article can help. Take a look at the resources linked at the bottom. If you join the tongue tie Facebook support pages you can find out about people in your area who are really specialized in assessing for ties. Good luck. X
Spoke to my midwife and she has recommended somewhere to take her for ties.
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