Is it normal for babies on Neocate to be very difficult feeders and hardly ever finish a bottle despite being hungry and to then be constantly hungry only ever having small amounts but around the clock? Sometimes it takes an hour or 2 to get DS2 to feed at all even though he is biting at his fingers hungrily. It's a constant, frustrating battle with him starting to feed and then pulling off, or refusing to feed at all, but sucking hungrily on his fingers and crying. He can have 7 bottles a day and still not meet the volume of formula he is meant to have for his weight, often only having 75ml-125ml a bottle even though he is 5 months.
Also...is it normal for babies on Neocate to take longer to sleep through the night? I'm thinking that it is because DS2 just takes the edge off his hunger most of the time, rather than filling up because the stuff tastes so vile. Sometimes he feeds 4 times a night.
Has anyone sweetened Neocate. If so, what with and how much?
I wish I could put him on something else, but we have tried pretty much the lot and they have all made him sick except for the Neocate. He has Cow's Milk Protein allergy and reflux. He is on Nexium for the reflux.
Someone tell me it gets better!