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Dec 20, 2011
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Waking baby to eat???
My 7 month old son has not gained weight in over a month. I have been working closely with my Ped and a therapist, but at this point there is nothing they can do that seems to help. I am trying to get my son into a Ped GI soon, but until then I am not sure what else I can do to get more food in him. He is sleeping 9 hours plus at night (I know I should not be complaining:)) He use to take a bottle during the night and it was his only good feeding for the entire day. My Ped said not to start waking him, but I know of no other way to get more food in him. So my question to the Mom's out there. Have any of you woke your reflux baby at night to eat and if so did it have negative effects on their long term sleeping habits or daytime feeding amounts?
Dec 21, 2011
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
Dream feeding was our only option for Ryan until we got the Reflux treated properly. The mear sight of a bottle would send him completely over the edge. He had to be sleeping or there was now way he was going to take it. Dream feeds really stink but you do what you have to do.
Dec 23, 2011
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I would find it hard not to wake him and feed him. We tube fed, so he got fed all night anyways. But without a weight gain, I think I'd set the alarm and get a feeding in.
Dec 30, 2011
sebastian
Sebastian's parents. Baby stopped eating at 4 months.
Dream feeding was the only way I could feed my son for months. He is 9 months now and even though everybody tells me to stop feeding him at night, I do it because I know he is not getting enough ozs during the day. You know what is best for your baby.
Jan 04, 2012
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Thanks for your posts. I always second guess my instincts when EVERYONE tells me I am wrong:) Actually good news for us. He gained 11 oz in 2 weeks, FINALLY:)
Check with your
doctor first!