Until Monday, Lauren was a fabulous eater. She usually ate 4-5 ounces every 2 to 3 hours during the day. We could tell she was gaining weight and definitely growing longer, at least in her torso. Those 0-3 month onesies are getting tight! Then, on Monday, she wouldn't eat more than 2 ounces before stopping to scream at us. We would burp her and then try to let her eat more but she just wasn't having it. Yesterday, after having formula coughed in my face several times because she was angry, I put in a call to the doctor. The nurse recommended bringing her in to check on her.
The first thing they did was check her weight. She's a very healthy 10 lbs 9.5 ounces now. She gained a full pound in 3 weeks! Eating a ton less was not keeping her from gaining! They also checked her length, which is now 22 inches. She's doing very well. The doctor came in and informed me that it looked like she was just done with her growth spurt which is why she wasn't needing as much now. She also chatted with me about Lauren's gas issues, which is something we've talked about before. The drops she recommended last time weren't making a difference so she handed me some different formula, Enfamil Gentlease, which is supposed to help with the type of issues that we've been dealing with.
I hasn't even been a full day, but the new formula seems to be helping. She's a lot more difficult to burp but I'll take that over the random crying and formula being spit it my face out of frustration.
A less gassy, happier baby? Yes, please!