I have a 16 month old daughter and a 13 week old son and clearly I wasn’t busy enough with being 20 years of age and having two children with 13 months apart, the big fellow decided to chuck a whole bunch of health problems in with my youngest. Started with not being able to feel his movements from 30 weeks onwards I ended with a c-section at 38 weeks. He was breastfed to start with and doing well but come 8 weeks old everything went down hill. He started loosing weight eventually getting below his birth weight and the bond between mum and son was brought to an end when I was advised to stop breastfeeding. I had never felt so alone in so long. He continued on formula with no results, he continued to have no progress with his weight. Now three months old and only weighing in at 4 kilos (born 2.8kilos) he has daily weighins, weekly check ups with the dietitian and daily visits from the children drs. If all that was not enough for me to handle, he has now been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and has a shunt put in next fortnight. Would never have thought that having children would be so hard. Hopefully he will start gaining weight and be chubby just like his sister.

Posted by angelica93, 29th November 2013

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  • Hope your baby is all good now.


  • they are really hard not easy


  • I hope your bub has improved.


  • hope all gets better nothing worse than a sick child


  • There are certain things that test us, this is one of those times for you, it’s extremely difficult, try to stay positive hun, I wish you all the best, hang in there


  • Wishing you all the best for your sons operation. wow you really had a difficult time be thankful that you did get to breastfeed for 8 weeks. hopefully everything will be positive now for you.


  • Hang in there. Hope your youngest baby will improve.
    My LO has different challenges but it still boils down to inability to gain weight. It does take up more than all your confidence and courage to keep going. But I got through and trust you will too!


  • i hope your son’s operations goes well being a mum is hard work and having thrown health issues in with it all makes life even harder, my daughter has health issues too and i know there not the same as your sons but i know how you feel, remember your doing an awesome job as a mummy for your chilren, i wish you and your family all the best and i hope your sons health issues piuck up after the operation,


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