What kind of bottles are you using?
Also. .. If there's been a while where feeds caused pain and discomfort ... It's not just the physiological symptoms that need time to settle. .. It's also the psychological side of things.
It might sound crazy but I firmly believe that if feeds caused pain and discomfort for a while. . Then bub associates that with feeds. And it takes a while to get over that.
We have tried a number but have settled on tommee tippee closer to nature as the long narrow teats like pigeon and Medela he is even worse with
Feel free to tell me to quit giving advice too though!
But your comment has me thinking, he had a bad reaction to the rotavirus vaccine which again upset his stomach and he really hasn't been the same since, so perhaps that reaction caused a lactose issue?? So I'll bring it up with the paed when we go back.
A-Squared Evie had a really bad upset stomach too after that vaccine and we were told to switch her to a soy based formula for a couple of weeks.....the lactase enzyme that breaks down the lactose can be stripped from the intestine lining after a bout of gastro. It can take a couple of weeks to return to normal. She was actually okay from the next day but I was going to give it a go...she was sick for a couple of weeks all up and nothing showed up in her stool samples.
Mine started the day DS was born. He was biggish at 4.2kg so they wanted sugar testing done every 3 hours on his 3rd feed they decided it would be best to do a top up feed. DS started screaming from second he finished his first bottle. By 3 weeks old and several visits to the emergency centre I put my foot down and said he had silent reflux they agreed but when I asked about cmpa they said no because it's not common we where sent home with losec meds. By the time he was 10 weeks old he had spent a total of 4 weeks in hospital he was being nasogastric tube fed because he was on total bottle refusal. By the time he was 12 weeks old I'd had enough and told them i was putting him on soy just to see. Within 48 hours the tube was out he was back on the bottle and we where going home all excited by the fact that the soy was working little did we know that was just the start of our feeding problems. He refused solids until 10 months old and bottles where up and down until 11 months old. He at 14 months eats well and won't be with out his 3 bottles a day but he still has non anaphylactic cmpa and silent reflux and he still wakes several times a night though that's less than the every 15 to 20 minutes he was waking through the night from 4-8 months old. Baby wearing save me from insanity. And we have a very very close bond now.
Last edited by LiterallyNoOne; 03-04-2015 at 15:10.
Big hugs @LiterallyNoOne. It's tough isn't it?
I'm still struggling big time to get DS to take a bottle. I'm persisting every day but nope - he just does not get it / want it. I'm soooo desperate to stop bf - I think I've accidentally eaten dairy again.
He's literally just not ever happy - always squirming around, trying to fart or poo or burp.
I just need him to like the bottle. I feel so upset every time I try the bottle and he seems almost scared of it! He has to wean at some point especially as I'm back at work in 2.5 months!
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