Kenyatta - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
My daughter was born at 24 weeks. She came into the world weighing 450 grams (1lb). She stayed in the hospital for 5 months. She came home on 1/4 liter of oxygen. However, she started out feeding from the bottle with rice cereal. She is suppose to be eating 3oz every 3hrs, but she's fighting not to eat. I have to take her to the doctors office once a week so that they can check her weight. The doctors said that she is not gaining enough weight each day. Or should I say the right amount of weight the doctors want her to gain each day. She is now 7 months old (3 corrective age) and is only weighing 9lbs and 2.2oz. They even admitted her back into the hospital in December for a week because she was not gaining a lot of weight. Mom's out there please help me. What is another way to help my little girl to gain weight so that I don't have to see her back in the hospital or see her with a feeding tube in her stomach.