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    Default 12 week old only takes half bottles! Why?

    HiAsking for advice, my 12wo only has half bottles 50-70 mls once I try to feed her more she cries and carries on. She is reflux on AR but no medication.Any advice?

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    I can't remember how much DS was drinking at 12 weeks, but maybe she is full? Their tummies are tiny, so if that is all she will drink, she might not want more.

    The amounts on the tin are just a guide. I ignored them and gave DS as much or as little as he wanted and fed him on demand.

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    it is great that you recognise when your bub has had enough! follow her lead, it may be more comfortable for her to have smaller feeds more often, especially if she has tummy problems.

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    it's a lot better to have small bottles more often for reflux babies. my bub should be having 210ml each feed but instead barely manages 150ml and has an extra bottle at night.
    at the end of the day, as long as she is happy and putting on weight don't worry. if you were breastfeeding you would have no idea how much she was drinking.....

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    My bub would only drink small amounts. He would start off hungry and then only get through as much as your bub. He also has reflux. The paed suggested that the reflux would kick in when he had drunk that 70ml or whatever it was and it would start to come back up and burn his throat, hence he would stop drinking because it was hurting him. I would really look into medication for the reflux to minimise the acid in his tummy. Also could he have a dairy intolerance? My son improved hugely when put on Alfare prescription formula which is still dairy but the protein has been broken down a lot.

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    Thanks for your reply. How did you know of the dairy intolerance? Thanks


 

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