I've been MIA for awhile. There is definitely something wrong with Simon. Not sure if you remember my posts fretting about his eating habits and reflux, etc. But now he's losing weight.
He is on strong drugs for his reflux and doesnt seem to be bothered by this (he used to grunt and strain all the time but he's stopped that) and is a pretty happy baby to be honest with you, and sleeps through the night....but is just not that interested in eating, or is bothered by eating.
I've been waking him at night to get a feed in since this seems to be the only time he eats well. I've tried bottles too but he'll drink maybe 1 ounce then pushes it out with his tongue or gags. He used to take bottles fine.
The doctor is now doing some investigations, including ruling out a UTI (which I doubt) and doing an ultrasound to look at his kidneys (he has a history of horseshoe shaped kidney) but I dont think this is the issue either.
It's just so weird. He almost seems more happy the longer it has been since his feed. But the act of eating itself does not really seem to bother him, it's almost like he's just not that hungry. He often dives for my nipple, but will just pacify, and same with the bottle, but then pushes it out as soon as he realizes he's getting fluid. He's not really thrilled with solids either, but will take a bit then refuse to open his mouth.
Sigh! This is so stressful. The doctor did some bloodwork and he is very borderline dehydrated, so only slight, so he's taking enough in to remain hydrated but is losing weight now. He's still a big boy, so it's frusterating that things are moving so slow since "he has alot to spare". Babies are suppose to enjoy eating.
See, mother's instinct is RIGHT all along!
Thanks for letting me vent.