How Do I Get My Baby To Gain Weight?


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?


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

Answered by Jan Gambino