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Failure to thrive

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 21, 2008
  • 00:26 PM

My baby boy is three months old, at birth he was 2.7 kg ( 2pounds=1kg) he was normal and doctor told me that he is week but has no issues.

After one month we noticed that he is not growing and his color has turned pale, he was not feeding properly rather he used to fall asleep during feeding too early may be with in 2 minutes. he is on breast feed and my wife uses thyroxcne ( hypothyroid)

Dr advised us few blood and uine tests and we were really surprised to see a very low level albumin, Rbc, Proteins.

We were told that he has inability to thrive..

we went to other doctors who said that it may be due to physiological annemia and transfused RBc and Albumin... after that edima desappeared and we tried to give him max feeding.. after 3 days he gained almost 300 gms and then got virel respiratory infection. antibiotics started and he lost weight once again...

he is pale , and albumin was transfused albumin 2nd time and a biseko.

yet he is 3.2 kg and pale, crys when we try to feed him . got edima again.. currently he is been given foro b12.

we donot know what to do and where to go...

we tested him for urine metabolities study and found no evidence of disorder or disease.

please somebody help me!!!!1 what to do???

please advise me


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  • It really could be related to the thyroid. Have that checked out. Your wife may just need to adjust her thryoid meds. http://www.breastfeeding.org/newsletter/v6i1/page6.html http://www.llli.org/ba/Feb06.html http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/114/5/S2/1468 this one encourages nursing all the time: http://www.twofloridadocs.com/breast_feeding.php
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • November 22, 2008
    • 03:07 AM
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