Destiny - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
I have a question for anyone out there who can help me. My son Ethan just had a wellness check and they found that he was only 14.4lbs, but his height was 27" long. He had grown in height but he didn't gain much weight and the doctor said he was a little anemic. My problem is that I really can't feed him anymore than he is already eating and the doctor suggested that I give him more iron. He seems very satisfied with what I am giving him. So I tried a different plan where he would eat more and it seemed to fill him up too much. Before his wellness check he was eating:
A 4 oz. bottle of formula then cereal with half of a container of fruit
Snack would consist of a 4oz bottle but he sometimes wouldn't finish it
Lunch: A meat with a veggie and sometimes a 2 oz bottle
Snack: A 4oz. bottle sometimes only 2 oz
Dinner: Cereal with another half of fruit
Then a 4oz Bottle Before Bed
Don't know if that was enough but I do know that he very small and don't know what else to do to increase his iron. Does anyone have any suggestions and does the old meal plan sound ok?
I am very concerned about my baby and just not sure what to do. He is developmentally doing great! He just started crawling and is very active. But any advice would be greatly appreciated.