My 4 1/2 month old was born at 38 weeks and only weighed 5lbs 4 oz. he seemed to be growing well until his 4 month checkup. From 3 to 4 months he only gained 2 oz, weighing 10 lbs 9.5 oz. he is breastfed so I wasn't sure how much he was getting. For the next week I fed him longer on each side and in that week he gained 2 oz. the doctor was still not happy and had me feed him 4 oz every 2 hours with a bottle (ugh) for the next week... That week he only gained 1.5 oz. so she has upped his intake to 6 oz every feeding. He has always spit up, but since he has been taking a bottle is spitting up a LOT more, after every feeding. He is also now on a medicine for acid reflx.
Other than his weight he is perfectly happy, meeting all his milestones and growing in height and head circumference. His doctor said if he does not gain in this next week she wants to send him for testing at a hospital 2 hours away from us. My mother was sent to the same place to have testing done on my brother, and said it was awful-blood drawn all kinds of tubes in him- and they found nothing. Turned out he was just a small baby.
Should I get a second opinion? I do not want to put my baby through all of that just to find out there is nothing wrong. He has already doubled his weight and like I said is happy as could be. He was doing so much better when breastfed as well.. Sorry for the rant just very stressed about all of this!