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    Default Does anyone else's baby do this?

    I'm so frustrated with my son's feeding habits that I feel so alone! No one I know has seen, heard of or even experienced an almost 9 week old baby be so fussy with the bottle and snack so much! My son is so unpredictable with the bottle that I never know what to expect at every feed. Sometimes he will take a full 150ml bottle and sometimes he will snack and only take 30ml or 60ml. It's doing my head in! Does anyone else's kid do this? My hubby and I took him to the doctors last week to see if there was a medical reason for his fussiness but there's not. He's on s-26 lactose free and we thicken it only slightly to stop him from gulping (when he does take a big bottle) and subsequently ending up with tummy pains. He's gaining weight and is growing so I'm not too worried about it but it's just so bloody frustrating because I never know how big of a bottle to make or what mood he is going to be in! Has anyone else been through this?

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    How long are going between feeds? My DD used to do this but I was mistaking sleep signals for hungry signs.

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    He is eating every 4 hours but when he is snacking or not taking a bottle at all, sometimes he will go upto 6 hours between bottles without a peep.

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    Could it be related to his intolerance somehow (assuming he has CMPI as he is on lactose free formula).

    If that's the only one he has been on it might be worth changing to another one? But that of course has potential issues as well...

    Sorry not the most helpful post I know! We had to try three formulas before finding one that worked for us.

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    My baby does this... And did it consistently from the time she had ebm at 4 weeks til 4 months with formula. Some feeds are 50 mls and others 120mls. It drives me crazy too, especially when I was giving ebm!!
    Anyway... As she has grown it has become more consistent. She usually has anywhere between 80-120mls now. It's improving with consistency.
    Some things we've dealt with is reflux (which could cause the decreases volume) and cows milk protein intolerance (hard to diagnose... Have you been to a paed?)
    The one thing I notice is that its usually the same bottle that she has decreased amounts.
    BUT the biggest thing is sleep. Once she gets in some routine and proper day naps her feeding improved greatly. How are the sleeps going? Have you noticed that when there is a shorter nap its a smaller feed??


 

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