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Be Patient
by: Heather ;-)


If you're really worried, I would perhaps seek a second medical opinion. That said, I would just continue to offer her a bottle every few hours.

Some babies just take longer to grow - the important thing is that she IS growing. She's not stuck, and she's not losing. That's great news.

Take a deep breath and be patient. Be encouraged that she is above her birth weight and is moving in the right direction. That's a great sign.

And just in case...don't feel guilty about not breastfeeding. You gave it a good go, you should be proud. Breastfeeding isn't as simple as sticking a baby on the breast. I did great breastfeeding my oldest, but fell flat on my 2nd, lasting only a few months. My third was better, but all my babies were weaned around 10 months. Each baby is different, each situation is different. Breastfeeding is not what makes you a good mom.

You're doing what makes you a good mom. Feeding, holding, cuddling, changing, singing...watching her growth, and asking questions when you're not sure. Well done.

Heather ;-)

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by: Heather ;-)


A friend recently shared that she used an Ayruvedic Herbal Massage Oil for her low-birth weight baby, and she said that it was helpful.

For what it's worth, you can see this holistic massage oil here.


by: Danielle

Thanks for the advice everyone. Patience was the key. I guess we were just stuck for a moment. She is finally gaining weight. We are over 10 lbs now.

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