Rachel - posted on 10/06/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I could use some help/support, I've been BFing my 11 mo old his entire life, but rarely enjoy it. I have no choice really, he refuses any bottle/sippy cupp / formula I've tried them all. I have others try them all, and I've even tried to go back to work and have the day care worker say he was "terrible" would not take his Breast milk bottles and ate very little of his solid food. He has only gained 1 pound in the last 7 months and has now fallen off the charts (my sweet little runt) As far as solids go, I can get him to eat 3-4 oz of sweet potatoes with rice consistently but very little else.
He doesnt sleep through the night ( wakes every 2 hours) and we co-sleep since it was easier for me to nurse him that often.
With that said, the Doctors dont know what to do and I would really really like to start supplementing milk/formula/ some caloric boost but the bottle/sippy cup is preventing it. Any suggestions to help? Maybe I wasnt clear, I'm sure I wasnt. I'm just at my wits end, broke from not working, and afraid for my little guy. Tests keep coming up negative for things they are testing for but I really just want him to start growing.
Did I mention that my husband wants me to start BF after he is 1? Said he really needs to self soothe ( which I agree with) I cant leave him with anyone longer than 3 hours and I could use a break. ugh