I'm so worried, again!

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  1. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies,

    Well, after DD having that awful choking episode on Monday morning, and the trip to A&E...we've watched her like a hawk.

    I was concerned that her weight had stayed the same for two weeks, and we'd also noticed her having reflux and slightly runny poo.

    I took her to our GP, who said she may have a little bug (she has a red throat) which is messing up her digestion a little. She's now taking infant paracetemol and gaviscon, until it passes.

    She's seemed a lot brighter (although, we've had to allow her to sleep on us since Saturday, she's cried in her cot...so guess she wasn't feeling 100% then) but I just weighed her (I know I shouldn't have) and she lost 0.1 of a pound.

    Her weigh day is Sunday, and if she stays the same, it will mean she's only gained 1/2 lb (ish) in three weeks. Should I worry? HV didn't seem bothered, just told me to stop weighing her every week!! Will it be because she's felt a bit rubbishy?

    Am just so worried, she has no fever - is eating fine, pees are fine. Just very clingy, poor darling...and refluxy.

    Would you be concerned about the weight? Has anyone had anything similar? I feel pretty worried...

    I wonder if it's the start of teething, as she had no reflux previously...and she's a bit dribbly, cranky and chews on everything?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. littlekitten8

    littlekitten8 Mummy of 1

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    So long as she doesn't drop off her centile too much she will be fine. She will soon make up for it when shes feeling better.
     
  3. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    thank you, she has been such a great little gainer, I've been worrying...she'll just be dipping out of 75th, so just hope she gains some in the next few days!!
     
  4. Cheesepuff

    Cheesepuff Well-Known Member

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    I think all babies have days when they don't fancy food that much. Alex still has days when I can barely get him to look at the bottle and then other days he could easily have 9oz at once :)

    Try not to worry too much and do not weigh her too often, as that doesn't give you a realistic picture. HTH
     
  5. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    thank you, deep down I know I shouldn't be weighing her so often...as my weight fluctuates wildly, why should she be any different...but it's like I am addicted, and just wanting to see a big old gain.

    Thank you for the reassurance.
     
  6. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    Finn would always makeup the gains after a bad week.. She'll prolly be super starving next week :D
     
  7. TennisGal

    TennisGal Well-Known Member

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    that's music to my ears!
     

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