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June 2013 Moms

Extra calories

We went to the dr today and Ella hasn't gained weight in two weeks so our dr is having us add 1 scoop of AR enfamil to her breast milk bottles while at the sitters but keep nursing at the breast while she's with me. I feel like such an awful mom. Has anyone else had to do this to add extra calories for their baby?
EDD 8/13/08 M/C 1/5/08 D&C 1/7/08 @ 9 weeks



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Re: Extra calories

  • Do not feel awful! I had to so the same thing.  The dr. wanted 6 extra onces a day.  I was a total mess the first week and was so upset about it.  I was trying to pump that extra 6 oz and just couldn't do it. Once I started to relax about it I was actually able to pump more.... You have and are continuing to nurse/give BM.

     

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  • Just went through that. I bf as much as I can and give him about three extra bottles of formula during the day. His weight check was today and he gained a pound in two weeks. Before this he had gained a pound in two months. It stressed me out at first, but he's been doing great with both bf and formula. You are definitely not an awful mom!
  • I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thanks ladies!
    EDD 8/13/08 M/C 1/5/08 D&C 1/7/08 @ 9 weeks



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  • Yep, had to start giving 2 bottles of formula because he hadn't gained any in 2 months. We go this morning for a weight check. We EBF.


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