Jennifer - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 49 moms have responded )
I need advice...my son was diagnosed as failing to thrive after extremely poor weight gain. When my son was born 3 months ago I started him on formula at first, but by the fourth day he wanted more and I just felt so bad that I began to breastfeed him. He didn't do well. I tried the SNS from the lactation consultant at the hospital, breastfeeding for 10 minutes on each side then a bottle of formula mixed with any pumped milk, and even just pumping and giving it to him with formula. We had multiple doctor's visits and he has reflux, but now this. I am at my wits end. I don't know what else to do. I had a very difficult time getting my milk to come in and I just want to feed him when he wants to eat. Right now it's every 2 hours during the day and then no longer than 4 hours at night. We see the doctor tomorrow morning for a weight and height check, I want to be positive, but I just feel like a failure. I need help please help me...