I know my topic is broad but my son is 4 months old. His name is Noah. He weighs in now at 11 lbs 3 oz. About a month ago he only weighed in at 9lbs 3 oz. I was breastfeeding like crazy but his suck was lacking. Anyways, he now has to see a nutritionist and a developmental specialist along with a pediatric specialist. He gets sent a special formula for preemie babies and has a physical therapy routine. He was so malnourished due to his lack of suck that he literally was 0% weight. He's getting bigger now. Slowly but surely but he now has developmental issues because of it. He spent so much time tucked in conserving his energy that his muscles are tight and he doesn't really reach out for toys or hold his head up with the appropriate muscles. I'm worried he won't be developmentally where he should be at 4 months even though he is starting to reach for things and hold his head up correctly. I know it will correct itself with the therapy and everything but has anyone else experienced this kinda thing with their children?
I'm sorry you're having issues. Whenever a parent is worried about their child's development, they should call their local chapter of Early Intervention. If you google the name of your state, town, and the words "Early Intervention" you should get a listing of the local facilities.
You do not need a Dr. to refer you. Call the main number and let them know you want an evaluation scheduled for your child. Evaluations are free. If you qualify for services, they are based on income and are very, very inexpensive. My son had weekly sessions with a speech pathologist, and we paid less than $100 a year.
Good luck, let us know what happens!
He's already seeing a developmental specialist. My husband's in the Army so my son gets all his treatments free. He goes through these physical therapy sessions and nutritionist appointments. He was hospitalized not too long ago to get his weight up. I just wanted to know if there were any other mothers out there that had experience with this sort of thing. Thank you though. Its worth checking out.