Worried they will tell me to start formula top up :(

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  1. Rah

    Rah Mummy to 2 princesses

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    Not quite sure why I am so convinced the HV will suggest this but I have had Isobelle weighed at BF group the last 2 weeks and she has gained 7.5oz in the 2 weeks and dropped from just above the 25th centile to just below it
    Im going to get her weighed at clinic on wed and I am expecting them to advise the formula top up.
    I really really dont want to do this any suggestions things to try to get the weight up so i can say to HV i am going to do this, this and this before considering formula
     
  2. asacia

    asacia Guest

    There is a page on increasing weight gain here:
    http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/growth/weight-gain_increase.html

    However, her weight gain sounds fine to me. They don't have to follow the line exactly, and as long as she is meeting milestones, giving plenty of wet and dirty nappies and is happy, then it is okay for weight gain to be a little slow.

    I hope you have a supportive HV.
     
  3. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    I doubt they would tell you that. well, they wouldnt at my clinic. Sounds like a good gain, some weeks are better than others. Make sure you feed her before she goes in and tell her not to poo :rofl:
     
  4. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I was in a similar situation to you where Aisling dropped from just above the 50th centile line to just below. She had gained 2oz in 2 weeks and the HV told me to start giving formula for the last feed of the day. I just flat out told her I wasn't going to do it and I'd see how she was in a couple of weeks, you can't tell much from just a couple of weigh ins. When I got her weighed next I got a different HV who said her gain was absolutely fine as she was sticking in and around the right line - sounds like it's the same for you!

    Just stick to your guns hon :hugs:
     
  5. jovi_girl

    jovi_girl Well-Known Member

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    my clinic is extremely supportive and keep telling me to expect him to have weeks where he doesnt put on much or nothing at all. Im definately of the mind set that if theres lots of wet and dirty nappies then all is good and dont worry. If they tell you to put her on formula, id just thank them for their advice, but make your own decision.
     

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