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Old 11-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Oroville, WA, USA
Posts: 1
onlyonesara HB User
Sleepy baby, not gaining weight.

I have 3 children. My oldest is 20 years old, my second is 17 months old and my baby is a month old. My third child (the one month old) was born with Down Syndrome. She spent 23 days in NICU before they let us take her home.

She is so sleepy that it is hard to get her to eat enough to gain weight. Our first week home, she lost 2 ounces. She is on higher calorie formula to help out but she is still not getting the minimum that the doctors said she should eat. If I try to wake her more often to eat, then the next day she is even harder to wake and eats less. Is this something that is common with Down Syndrome? Has anyone else dealt with this issue? What can I do to help her get enough food to gain weight?

I look forward to learning more about Down Syndrome and meeting other parents of children with DS.


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