I posted on another thread about how my 4-month old is only drinking about 24 ounces of Puramino formula today, while the pediatric gastric doc wanted her to get about 32 oz per day. She has suspected MSPI and silent reflux (she is also labeled failure to thrive). I called today and spoke to a nurse because I feel like I am force feeding this child, and they told me that 24 oz is ok, and I could start baby food to get more calories in her each day. They said to give her veggies then fruit. Of course, I didn't think to ask while I had her on the phone, but with my first child, I did rice, then oatmeal before the veggies. Why do you think they said to go directly to the food.....more nutrition? Also, they said to use Beech Nut, but when I went to the store and read the labels, Gerber didn't have anything in it that sounded like milk or soy. Is there a reason not to use Gerber? Our daycare provides Gerber, so it would be easier for me to use that, but obviously, if there's a reason Beech Nut is better, I would provide her food.
I hate how I think of questions after I get off the phone. It took all day to get to talk to someone because this is a specially clinic, so I can't just pick up the phone and call her back like the pediatrician. Thanks for any advice!