my 2 and half months son doesn't want to eat !!

Sharmi - posted on 07/30/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my son is 2.5 months old and he does not want to eat the amount he needs to eat to keep his weight increasing. From the beginning he did not want to eat from breast so i pumped out my milk and give him in a bottle and also i give him formula after 1 month.It was ok but suddenly he started to eat less and decrease his weight.

I took him to doctor, he checked everything and confirmed me that my son does not have any disease. She says it is a behavioral problem.
I tried different bottles and found one which seems good.Now the main problem is somedays he eats good and some days he does not eat. he just spits the milk out even he has not been eaten for 4/5 hours.
He does not eat the whole night from 21:00 to 7:00 /8:00.
As a result he never reaches to the limit that he should eat everyday.
what can i do to make him eat good ? any ideas plz...

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Sharmi - posted on 08/31/2013

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hi jessibell
thank you. ya i keep a journal. he is little better now but still not upto the mark.
Doctor gave him infatrini. So he is gaining little weight now.
he will be 4 months in 9 days...so i am planning to give him some extra food beside milk..

Jessibell - posted on 08/03/2013

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A baby will not allow itself to starve, he might just not be hungry. He will let you know when he needs to eat. Learn and follow his cues. Offer food often, but do not force it.

If you force an infant to eat when they are not hungry this could cause them to develop a negative relationship with food.

Keep a journal of what he does it and when. After one month with the journal bring it to your doctor, or maybe have him recommend a nutritionist.

Sharmi - posted on 07/31/2013

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he is gaining weight but very slowly, doctor said he should gain 150-200 gram, but he is not gaining that much.

Chet - posted on 07/31/2013

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If he is gaining weight as he should I wouldn't worry. Does the doctor say that his growth is okay?

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