Problem #1: He was constantly spitting up. I'm talking projectile vomiting. It was everywhere.
Problem #2: He has acid reflux. When we finally figured it out, our pediatrician put him on some medication. This solved problem #1.
Problem #3: He has an extremely sensitive stomach. Right after Esley was born, my mom came into town and stayed with us. She said that she would get up with him at night and just give him formula because there is no way I could get 2-3 bottles ahead in pumping every single day. Anyway, Esley can't take regular formula. He would scream for h-o-u-r-s. So, we bought him a special kind where the milk proteins were partially broken down. He was constipated and still screaming. So, needless to say... we haven't gone back to formula since.
Problem #4: He is most likely allergic to peanuts. Before we figured this out, I lived off of chunky peanut butter. We finally figured it out and I stopped eating it. He has been doing pretty good since then.
I bring all of this up because the appointment this week at the pediatricians office did not go well. Esley is STILL under 10 lbs.... and he's 4 months. It's not like I don't have enough milk to go around. He is getting plenty. Our pediatrician wants us to "supplement" his diet if he hasn't gained 6-8 oz in the next 2 weeks. We can't go back to formula. I seriously don't think I can live through that again. Does anyone have any advice, help, words of encouragement, etc in helping Esley absorb more so that he can gain some weight? I'm lost on what to do.