While we're on the subject of Aviva, I took her to her 6 month appointment today, and it turns out she has only gained 3 ounces since her last appointment! Obviously this is not good news. So here is the doctor's advice:
- drink more liquids
- make sure you're eating enough (I let him know this was definitely not the issue)
- nurse her in a quiet environment where she won't be distracted
Where exactly he thinks I'm going to going to find a quiet environment, I don't know. So it looks like I will be focusing on drinking lots of water. That just doesn't feel like it's going to be real effective, so we are also recommitting to get her to take a bottle. Wish us luck, I'm a little skeptical.