Sarah - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )
I went to my doctor today because my 5 week old daughter has a cold. My doctor said she has stopped gaining weight quickly enough and is lagging behind by 8oz. She now weighs 10 lbs (she was 8lbs 6 oz at birth). I am thinking it could possibly because she has been sleeping so much this past few days due to her cold and not eating quite as much as usual. So my doctor told me to feed her 10 min on each side and then try to give her a 4oz bottle of formula and if she takes the formula she isnt getting enough from me and if thats the case, he suggests I start regularly supplementing with the formula after feedings. I REALLY dont want to give my baby formula because I am afraid she will take preferance to it. What should I do???