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A 35-year-old male asked:

11 week old baby. refuses feeds since 4 weeksof age. prolonged feeds. seems uninterested. total intake probably half of what he should be taking.breast milk and formula. poor weight gain no vomiting. no reflux symptoms. negative septic screen.

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
See Pediatrician: These symptoms of "failure to thrive" require a full workup by the baby's pediatrician. They can do blood tests, urine tests, swallowing studies and other imaging to determine if there is a mechanical problem in feeding or some other underlying issue that decreases their appetite. They can also help you adjust formula type, feeding routine/positions, and other details that may help.

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