Angela - posted on 08/23/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Anyone battle feeding issues with their IUGR baby? Alice was born at 37 weeks due to my Pre-eclampsia... she was 4lb 4oz. She has some other issues she battled.. but is otherwise pretty healthy now and reaching most milestones somewhat on time.... EXCEPT for eating! We were in NICU for 32 days and a lot of it was battling eating.. she did not do well with bottles and ended up coming home with a Gtube..even now at 6mos she often refuses to eat although we know she can do it. I work with baby foods everyday and she does alright but just doesn't seem to want much volume. I pumped so have EBM with Neosure for extra calories...and I've tried sippy cups, open cups... I get creative. I want to get her off the tube feedings... but ride the line of having her get enough in her and refusing to eat normally... so anyone else have an IUGR infant that just doesn't seem to be hungry a lot or battles any other eating type issues? She's 11lb 10oz now at 6mos... but mostly because of the tube.