How Do I Get My Baby To Gain Weight?

Question

Asked by saraH

How Do I Get My Baby To Gain Weight?

My daughter has GERD and I can't get her to gain weight. She's irritable and refuses food. When she does eat, she throws it up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer

Dear Sarah, It is so worrisome when a baby will not eat and gain weight. I am so sorry you are in the middle of this difficult situation.

I hope you are working with your pediatricain or a gastroenterologist. Helping a baby overcome feeding challenges is not something that a parent can do by themselves at home.

Your baby may need a combination of treatments such as diet, positioning, thickened formula/breastmilk and medication. Let me know what you have tried and how old your baby is now. I would be happy to assist you further.

Hang in there. It will get better.

Jan Gambino

The Reflux Mom