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BabyM: Infant Weight Loss Testing

**The information in this post are purely our experiences while working with a qualified medical team. None of it is meant to be medical advice used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you have any concerns please consult with a physician.**

Our children sure do know how to give us a run for our money. They seem bound and determined to keep us busy and one foot over the edge of being insane. BabyM is no different. She is a sassy little thing with an opinion and she isn’t afraid to let you know it.

In November this wonderful little sweetie decided to refuse any bottle or cup while HomemadeMomy was working a long shift. Add this to her becoming increasingly active as she learned to navigate around and over items on the floor and the little spriteling lost weight. Yep, you read that right. My BabyM who was already gaining slowly turned around and lost 13 ounces.

The week of Thanksgiving was spent stuffing her full of whatever we could safely give her. We started adding cream cheese to her cereal and spreading it on her crackers. We thickened all of her baby food with cereal to help double the calories she was receiving from that. I attempted to increase her nursing sessions to include some during the night but that made her behavior during the day take a dive so we stopped doing that.

The day of Thanksgiving she got all the fattening foods. She also stole a spoon of cream cheese from me while I was trying to dish up the boys a snack. All of those efforts resulted in her gaining a mere  6 ounces. So we moved on to the standard panel of testing for babies who lose weight. We did the blood draw checking for metabolic and thyroid problems. It all came back normal. We were then sent to the hospital for a Sweat test to check for Cystic Fibrosis. That also came back negative. The conclusion at this point?

High metabolism, high distract-ability, and a little bit of a tantrum over HomemadeMomy’s work schedule.

**The information in this post are purely our experiences while working with a qualified medical team. None of it is meant to be medical advice used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you have any concerns please consult with a physician.**

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