I have a major problem, that brought me to tears.... My 2.5month baby, doesnt eat as often as she should. She has a minor infection on her tongue (yeast), but nothing severe bcoz is doesnt seem to bother her.. She sleeps well, and very happy and playfull. But, she doesnt eat as often, we went from 4oz every4hrs to 5oz every6hrs.... I had to increase it bcoz she wasnt eating as often.. But she is still not getting the amount shes suppose to get per day. I am worried that she will stop growing and have health problems.....

Samantha - posted on 11/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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She is also on meds for yeast..that she hates taking.. bcoz of the taste

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Samantha - posted on 11/11/2012

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That's another problem... She doesn't have six wet diapers.. Not lately.. We'll be lucky 2 have 5 heavy ones.. So as long as she's happy lit it be?

Denikka - posted on 11/11/2012

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If it's a minor infection, it should clear up quickly.



I would also not worry about the amount or frequency that she's eating as long as she seems comfortable. A baby will eat as much and as frequently as they need to. As long as she's still happy and active and is having regular wet (especially) and dirty diapers, she should be fine.

Her eating may pick back up when she's done her meds, it may not. Babies eating habits change fairly frequently, even over night at times. They'll eat more before and during a growth spurt, and can drop their feeding significantly after a growth spurt.

Judge by her, not by the ounces in a bottle :)

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