Thursday, September 6, 2007

Be careful what you wish for

If you read this post you must be aware that I was a tiny weeny concerned that everyone thought Squiggles was a big baby.

A 3rd month check up with the paediatrician told another story. While she has gained height her doc is concerned that she hasn't put on enough weight in the last month. A mere 200gm. If you compare her growth overall since birth, it's fine. But the weight gain month on month is low. So, not too concerning but enough to require some changes.

I have to banish all dairy products from my diet as it could be causing reflux in her. Plus no onions or garlic which is the staple of all Indian cooking. The doc has also given some medicine to see if her tummy feels better. I have to increase the number of times I feed her. And I can no longer use my breastfeeding pillow but have to hold her vertically while feeding her.

Sigh.. too much weight or too little weight. Is there ever any peace for a parent?

8 comments:

Moppet's Mom said...

A month up, a month down. I would say don't worry, but I know that as a parent that's just what you'll do. She'll be fine!

Just Like That said...

Dunno if you need to get worried. If Squiggles seems ok, and is nursing properly, regularly, don't think you have to worry.
I don't think I kept tabs on Sonny boy's wt every month..!

chandni said...

hope she starts to gain weight soon..

my sis has a one and a half yr old...and every conversation with her is full of details about him.....including weight gain/loss, hair gain/loss etc etc..

moms are adorable...especially new ones ;)

Squiggles Mom said...

Moppet's Mom, JLT - Well I'm just following doctors orders. We have another appt in 2 weeks.. I'm getting ready for the test :).

Chandni - Each day is full of new discoveries!

choxbox said...

hi squiggles mom.

are you sure its reflux? often babies spit out milk. also weight gains are random.

well worrying happens. i guess we're in it for life!

Sue said...

She'll be fine. What I did during those six mad weeeks of colic was to feed him every time he opened his mouth.

It nearly killed me but he went from skinny to chubby(ish). The only time he ever looked even close to roly-poly. Sigh.

Random Vignettes said...

awww poor baby and poor mommy...dont worry am sure the weight issue will be settled soon...

Squiggles Mom said...

choxbox - that's what the doc said. But the frequent feedings have already helped. I think she'll be fine.

Sue - Yeah, I'm doing the same. One cry and my breast is stuffed into her mouth :).

Random vignettes - Thanks hon. Things are already looking better.