Marci - posted on 09/03/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My newborn is only eating between 1 and 2 ounces of formula each feeding (between 2 1/2-3 hour intervals) and the doctor said he should be eating between 2 and 4. He falls asleep about 5-10 minutes after I start feeding him and he won't wake up. I tried stripping him to his diaper, tickling his feet and wiggling the bottle in his mouth but nothing works to wake him up or to get him to eat more. The baby nurse is coming in a couple days to re-weigh him (he went from 7lb 4oz to 6lb 12 oz in 4 days) and I am worried that my newborn is not eating enough and about him losing more weight. Any help would be immensely appreciated!