Bri - posted on 01/09/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am 21 with a 9month baby girl. I need help my infants doctor told me she has only gained 8ounces since the last doctor visit at 6months. My baby is now 9months and only 17lbs. Her doctor says she is healthy but is not gaining enough weight due to low calories. usually when i try breastfeeding she nurses only for about 5 to 7mins then loses interest. The doctor told me to start giving her formula. I have tried using a bottle and sippy cup but my baby just hates the taste and smell. I have even been desperate enough to try mixing her formula with a little juice but NOTHING IS WORKING. I have also waited until she got extremely hungry but that did not help she just became even more upset. My doctor said i could go for about 24 hours without feeding her anything that way she has no choice but to give in but I am scared to try that method it seems cruel. Can someone please help me I am extremely stressed and depresses for my baby girl I feel like a failure Also she does eat solids baby foods.But she for some reason never drinks a full bottle if i put water or juice in it she always plays around with it. And she does not sleep threw the night.