Posts: 26 | Joined: 23rd Feb 06
Hi Everyone, My beautiful baby son was born at 8lb 12oz and weighed in last week (6 weeks old) at 12lb 6oz. I am breastfeeding and at the moment he seems to be feeding all the time!! My concern is that he is very sick after each feed (his 'healthy' weight increase is reassuring that he is keeping some of it down!), after seeing the doctor at his 6wk check up he has prescribed him Gavascon which they think will help cure this 'gastric reflux' problem. Hopefully he will now take less feeds from me if he keeps more down and not go the other way and put on loads more weight - that's my theory anyway! I found the doctor very tactless who mentioned that overweight babies normally grow into overweight adults. My baby is not overweight and I do not belive is something I should be worrying about at this moment and thought it was very insensitive for a doctor to say such a thing. My son is beautiful in every way!