User - posted on 01/24/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have a few questions, and was wondering if anyone has had the same problems I have. My daughter was born Jan 30, 2007. When she was born, she was pretty small. I was one day away from being 39 weeks, and she was only 6lbs 1oz. As a baby, she was never a good eater, and trying to get even close to the recommended amount of formula a day was a struggle for both of us. I asked the doctors constantly about help or what I should do. She wasn't gaining weight and has always been below the 5th percentile. About 7 or 8 months ago, I got very serious and told her pediatrician I wanted to have her tested for everything and anything she could think of. There was no reason for her to be so tiny, and never want to eat. So, they tested her blood to check her thyroid, and blood sugar. She couldn't find anything, so she recommended a nutritionist. Since we've been going to the nutritionist (about 4 months) she put my daughter on a no dairy diet. She said she thinks it's a milk allergy. Since we've started the diet, she's only gained about half a pound. My daughter now weighs about 19 lbs. Does anyone have ANY insight on this?? The nutritionist had her tested for Cystic Fibrosis as well, and it was negative. She also said she doesn't think it's Celiac Disease either because it's something we've struggled with her whole life, and Celiac develops later in life. Any insight?!