My Premie isnt eating what she should. How to get her to eat more?

Ashlei - posted on 11/10/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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HI Ladies! My Gracie Bell is almost 5 months old, 1 month corrected age. We have been home from the hospital for 4 weeks and are on the max amount of calories she can be on with Neosure. She is only eating 1 to 1.5 ounces every 3 hours. She eats really well in the afternoon and evening when she is really awake. If I wake her she only will eat around 20ccs. We are maintaining weight and minimally gaining. She is a happy baby, but if she doesnt want to eat, she isnt eating. she purses her lips together or pushes out the bottle with her tounge. She is on Prevacid for reflux and she is eating better with it. But I am still at a loss on how to get her to eat more and we can't add anymore calores to what she is getting. Help!

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Ashlei - posted on 11/10/2012

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lol. We see at least one Dr. Once a week and everyone says she should be eating more. But no one has any solution to get her to do that. Should I be waking her more often? Even though when she wakes on her own she eats really well?

Dove - posted on 11/10/2012

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If she's gaining weight, happy, not wanting to eat any more, and you can't add any more calories anyway.... I don't understand the problem.



If you are concerned, her doctor would be the best one to talk to.

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