Kim - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )
My daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome shortly after her birth. She is almost 6 weeks old and is doing well in all areas except gaining weight. She nurses really well; however, if I don't wake her up in the night, she won't wake up on her own to eat. The doctor and I discussed this 2 weeks ago and I'm trying to get her to nurse longer (15-20 minutes at a time) on both sides during the day and let her sleep at night or feed her if she wakes up. We go back to the doc tomorrow for a weight check. My question is whether or not this difficulty gaining weight is related to the Down Syndrome?