I've read through these, and my dd seems to be the worst! She's 21 weeks, and she weighs only 10 lbs 14 oz (was 6 lb 12 oz at birth). I am so stressed out! I started out bf for about 3 months, but she wasn't gaining like she should. The health visitors and doctor wanted me to try supplementing, and gradually I was forced to stop nursing (which has been very depressing). They've put her on a high-calorie formula (Infantrini) and also Gaviscon because she was getting sick after every feed. She's had eating problems since she was born--sleeping long periods, nursing short periods, refusing to bf or take bottle. As of last week she was taking about 6 bottles a day--about 4 oz each time, maybe 5 or 6 oz one of those times. She also started on solids--rice cereal and carrots so far. I mix them with the Infantrini. All of these things were at the recommendation of pediatricians, dieticians, and health visitors (she's seen so many people, it makes my head spin). Last Friday, she had gained 6 1/2 oz, which was good for her. But it wasn't good enough for the health visitors who seem to expect her to leap onto the charts in one week. I get so depressed going to get her weighed, because they're so negative and give the impression that I'm not doing enough to make her eat more. I've tried everything they've suggested. Part of me is very worried, and part of me wonders if they can't accept the fact that some babies are small. She is healthy, alert and happy. She does everything a 5-month old should do. One pediatrician she saw said she was okay and would always gain weight slowly. She had blood tests, and they all checked out okay. But I know her eating habits aren't normal. I nursed my older 2 children until they were a year old, and they ate all the time and gained well. The health visitors told me she needs to be eating 36 oz a day--but she's barely eating 24 oz. The past 3 days she's had a cold, and it's been a struggle to get her to eat. She's had 2-3 oz each feeding and fusses the whole time. We've tried different bottles and nipples, a sippy cup and the bottle lid. So, I guess I have 2 questions really. First, is it possible that the higher-calories formula is satisfying her more quickly so that she doesn't want as much? Secondly, does anyone have any suggestions on how to get her to eat more? She has also been teething, and I've tried different ways to sooth her. I, too, feel like I'm about to go insane. I'm tired of going in for weekly weigh-in's, but I'm worried enough to keep doing it. I'd just like some answers about why she won't eat and what else I can try. Please help!!!