She has 2x 70 ml tub of home made puree which is packed with veggies and protein
She will also munch of a little bit of toast.
A slice of cheese
And depends what we eat for dinner
And maybe banana.
She's a small bub and is also struggling to gain weight.
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16-04-2015 13:24 #11
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16-04-2015 13:47 #12
Hmmm..so maybe too much food?? not so much the slice of cheese/banana, but the rest of it..Pureed veggies/protein/apples plus whatever you eat for dinner.
Maybe try making her portions smaller to see if she will drink more of her milk. My DD is almost 8 months and she has 4x210mls a day and just eats dinner at the moment. Milk feeds should be the main source of nutrition until 12 months with food complimenting the bottle feeds.
I'm not saying to cut her solid feeds down, but just to make her portion sizes a bit smaller and see how you go. Because she is eating that amount of solids, I don't think it's unusual that she's dropped a bottle and now only has 3. I think that's pretty normal.
When she wakes in the morn, do you give her a bottle straight away or let her play a bit for maybe 30mins or so first??
16-04-2015 14:08 #13
I personally wouldnt cut back the solids, I know youve had to work hard to get her eating solids from reading other threads. I'd keep going with what youre feeding her, and maybe as PP suggested, dont give her milk as soon as she wakes, give her a bit of time to get hungry first? If she is happy and healthy, i wouldnt worey about trying to force more food into her. Do you feel as though she would be vocal and let you know if she were still feeling hungry? The fact that she sleeps through the night suggests to me that she isnt feeling hungry. You said last time that you saw the paed, he wasnt worried about her weight - is there a reason you are feeling worried now? Perhaps instead of 'struggling to gain weight', she might just be petite, but healthy. I had two dd's that were less than 7kg on their 1st birthday, if that helps (i dont know how big she is now). And if you are really concerned, you can add polyjoule (a high calorie powder)to her milk, you buy it at the chemist but really should use it under the advice of a dr.
16-04-2015 14:12 #14
She will have 60ml of milk and that's it.
Her puree isn't much I think...it contains (if I remember everything)
A little bit of pumpkin
I'm sure there's another veggie in there that I can't remember.
Today she didn't have her lunch one. But she's also sick.
She has yogurt also, did I mention that and pancake in the morning. She's never had her quota. Ever.
16-04-2015 14:13 #15
Or you could try giving her bottles before solids if you don't already do that?? Perhaps as the PP said, she may just be a small built but healthy bub??
I agree that if your Paed isn't worried then you prob shouldn't worry either
16-04-2015 14:16 #16
The paed said she was fine and growing along the curve and will be small like me.
She's a very happy child unless over tired or in pain.
I weighed her again today, still 7kg. I'm really hoping for a growth spurt.
I just worry because I see all these bubs who are big and she's just little.
16-04-2015 14:28 #17
Oh Luv... You don't need to worry about other babies only yours. Comparing babies is like comparing apples and oranges, so many factors that determine size, length ,weight etc.
The fact she's growing along the curve is the main thing. If she was underweight or not growing at all for months on end, then that really would be a worry. Even if she is only growing slowly but steadily, that's ok, because the main thing is she is growing
Pls don't worry, keep doing what you're doing and as for the morning feed, well maybe that's just how she is. Maybe it's worth splitting the bottle up into 2 or 3 so that after the initial 60mls first thing, you can offer her the rest here and there..for eg, maybe an hr later??
Or else use the the rest that she doesn't drink in some kind of recipe that she will eat so that she's still getting the milk IYKWIM?? She eats really well..better than I do sometimes!!
You're doing a great job Luv ok?? Hope bub feels better soon
16-04-2015 14:31 #18
I would wait until she is crying for a bottle before offering it in the morning and see how much she drinks. Then wait 20-40 minutes before offering solids.
16-04-2015 14:36 #19
I completely understand how hard it is not to worry. You just need more people around you with little bubs! Remember the growth charts are just an average... so if your bub is on the 3rd percentile, if she was in a room with 100 other babies, she would be about the 3rd smallest. Hey, someone has to be that baby! Im sure parents also worry when their baby is the biggest all the time too - it would be much easier for us not to worry if all the babies were the 50th %, but we all come in different shapes and sizes. If the paed isnt worried, i would try not
16-04-2015 14:37 #20
(Whoops) ...not to worry too much also. Youre doing a fantastic job!
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