I'm sorry this is going to be long.... my twins are EBF and I've weighed them once a week every week since birth to keep track and make sure they are growing okay.
Both boys have reflux, so we have had them on Zantac since 4 months and just last week upped their dosage a little. We also started them on 1TBSP of rice cereal (mixed with BM) once a day, to see if that would help with the reflux... This was all under pedi instruction. I'm pumping after they go to bed to make sure my supply isn't affected by the early start of solids....
Ben has stopped gaining weight. In the past two weeks, he has only gained 1.5 ounces total! Alex is slowing down significantly too.... gained 5 ounces last week, 3 ounces this week. They both did have really bad diarrhea yesterday and weren't feeling good. I don't know if that's part of the problem or not.
I know they are taking in milk well. After weighing Ben this morning we did a quick weighed feeding, and he easily took in 2.5 to 3 ounces. That's exactly what I would expect, considering they still eat every 2.5 to 3 hours during the day, and once or twice or more at night (the reflux makes them want to nurse more at night). When I pump before going to bed, I get 5 ounces in about 5 minutes, so I really don't think it's a supply issue.
What on earth could be going on? I'm so worried, about Ben especially.... I just bit DH's head off I'm stressing over this so badly. And of course I can't call the DR till tomorrow.
Part of me wants to quit the Zantac and quit the rice cereal and go back to square one.... but if we do that will we have babies screaming in pain all night long again? I can't do that to them...
Any advice at all? Thanks a million!!!!