Lisa - posted on 04/02/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
My daughter is 12 weeks old on monday and she weighs 9lb 8oz. She is on the 2nd percentile for her weight and the 50th percentile for her height.
I feed her every 2hrs on both sides and offer again once she has finished and then she has 2oz bottle of aptimal hungry baby milk to top her up to try and help her gain weight, which doesn't seem to be working. She is awake most of the day has about three or four 15minute naps throughout the day and then sleeps 10:30pm to 6:30am both are me feeding.
She looks healthy and alert, the health visitors are monitoring her weight but satisfied for now.
I have been reading on lots of sites and also been told that a breastfed baby should be gaining at least an ounce a day is this true? My daughter put an ounce on over 2weeks so this is why i am starting to get concerned. I have tried exclusively breastfeeding but she didn't gain anything, but even adding formula as a top up doesn't seem to be working.
I really really want to breast feed her but her weight is seeming to be a problem can anyone please advise, i am taking cod liver oil capsules,fenugreek capsules and vegetarian omega 3,6 &9 and i am cooking with olive oil is there anything else that i can do.
Thank you in advance for any advice