breastfed baby not gaining weight

when baby doesn't breastfeed well, their weight gain can be slow


there are a variety of reasons why a baby doesn't gain weight as fast as it should. feeding issues are top of the list:


  • breastfeeding is not always easy and problems like a failure to latch can be the cause (read more about the deep latch technique)

  • if mom is not producing enough milk, she may need to start with a formula - consult your specialist about this

  • not getting the burps up is another very big one - some babies guzzle so much air that it takes up space in the stomach and leads to cramping and other colicky symptoms.


if you've ever had a big burp that needed to come out, you'll know that the last thing you felt like doing was drinking or eating a meal on top of it. and so it goes with babies. burps that haven't come up lead to pockets of gas in the intestinal area. these take up space and cause a feeling of bloating. the net result is less urge to feed. many parents will experience this as a 'colicky' or unhappy baby that is always hungry and never quite seems satisfied. the feeding interval can become very short. if burps don't release consistently, you can learn more on our online learning center.


if your baby is not hitting their milestones  then you should consult your pediatrician. most won't be concerned unless your baby is more than 20% below their ideal weight.


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