Struggling with Infatrini

(6 Posts)
alfie2blue Sat 28-Dec-13 14:07:28

We have a 14 week old boy, born 3 weeks prem, with low birth weight (4lbs 8oz). He has been put on infatrini as weight gain is very slow. However, I am now finding that he is taking less of the infatrini each day, and each feed is a struggle. Not sure if he might have reflux, got a prescription for gaviscon from GP yesterday (over the phone with the nurse, NO appts!!!) seeing the paed again on 13th jan, but with no one around to speak to over Xmas, it is feeling very hard right now! I have been looking online to see how other people found the infatrini in the early days but no joy, he has been on it for 2 weeks now.

NowFourSpuds Sat 28-Dec-13 14:22:37

I don't have much experience with Infantrini, but we were prescribed Nutriprem for weight gain with my prem twins. DTD really struggled with it, she would take an hour to take maybe 30ml. She also had a poor suck which didn't help! Are you using a large teat? Infantrini is really thick so your DS could be struggling to get anything from the bottle. It could also be reflux, how is he after feeds?
Hopefully the Gaviscon will help, if it doesn't there are plenty of other options, both DTs are still on reflux meds at 13 months.
I really sympathise, dealing with a new baby as well as the pressure for them to feed well & gain weight makes things even harder!

FraggleRock77 Sun 29-Dec-13 19:18:21

Sorry to hear you are having a difficult time, worrying about weight gain is very stressful from my experience. I don't have any knowledge of the product you mention but we were given Nutriprem Two but ditched it for Organic HIPP ready made milk as some babies on NICU were having side effects e.g. Constipated, swollen. DS seems to like it but it's early days. Good luck xx

alfie2blue Mon 30-Dec-13 03:00:07

Thank you for advice. We bought different teats today which already seem to be better. Trouble is he is now full if cold too. It seems to be one thing after the other the other with this little one!

Preciousbabies Fri 03-Jan-14 22:14:45

I had prem twins who are 1 year actual as of 2 weeks ago. Twin 2 had iugr and was a really low birth weight 1lb 12oz and is still small now (around 15lb at last weigh in). We saw a private dr about 6 months ago as we were worried about weight and he prescribed infatrini and also anti reflux meds. He is still on both and things are much better now. His volumes have improved and his weight gains have been much better the past 3 months or so. We have however been struggling to wean him and still are. We were referred to a specialist feeding clinic (nhs) for help with this and they don't like infatrini saying it fills him up too much and won't help with weaning. I don't totally agree with this. I like the infatrini on a number of levels inc it gives me the reassurance that he is getting extra cals when 6 months ago he was barely eating anything at all.

If u have any questions just ask

Take care

lotsofcheese Sun 12-Jan-14 17:20:09

Yes, the volumes taken by babies on Infatrini are smaller as it's so concentrated. My DS was a crap feeder (29 weeker, IUGR, on oxygen, severe reflux). Agree with previous advice re: medium/fast flow teats. A cold, teething or illness meant DS's volumes dropped too. Hang in there, prems can be harder to feed x

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