HiMy 12wo has been bottle fed since 2 woShes on thickened formula and all going well gaining weight well rtcThe last week shes been not taking her bottle like she used to? She acts hungry and then won't drinkEven the first bottle of the day after no milk for up to 6 hours ?I had her shots last Wednesday tHer first vaxs Is this an age thing? I'm worried she will begin to become difficult to feed and I had a great deal of trouble with my other kids too Very stressed! ;(
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22-01-2012 08:35 #1Senior Member
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12wo suddenly fussing at bottle! Help!
22-01-2012 09:48 #2
HI lilbird. Not sure if Ive got any fantastic answers for you but you can rest assured that you're not alone. My DS started fussing at 9 weeks, simply refused to drink even after 5 6 7 hrs, I would try and end up in tears. I started feeding him at bedtime instead, just to be sure he drank, and he would drink his bottle no problem at all. He's 6 months next week and he's still a PITA to feed. Some feed times he'll down the entire bottle, some I'm struggling to get 100 mls into him....me, I've stopped worrying about him becuase he's happy, he's alert, he's ahead in his miletones, he's commando crawling and he's gaining weight well.. so apparently he is taking exactly what he needs. At 12 weeks though, I would still be concerned. My boy has started solids, and while milk should be his number one form of nutrition i know he's not gonna starve.
Could it be possible your bub has reflux? Have you taken her to the Dr? She may have a sore throat or something else thats stopping her from feeding. Try the feeding to sleep or while asleep thing until you get an answer. It worked for us and i know it has worked for many others here too.
GL, hope it sorts itself out soon i know how frustrating it can be.
22-01-2012 09:52 #3
What teat are u using? She may be frustrated that nothing is coming out fast enough.
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22-01-2012 10:01 #4
i would check the teat to make sure that it flows ok with thickened formula. also make sure that the hole the milk comes out of, is not clogged.
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22-01-2012 10:29 #5
^ what she said
22-01-2012 11:35 #6
Have you thought of trying a different brand?? I had similar problem with DD..she was initilly drinking from tomme tippee bottle but all of sudden just refused to no matter how much I tried. After suggesions from hubbers I tried other brands and she's started drinking from pigeon slim neck with peristaltic valve (thanks for the tip Cue !!) which helps her control the flow.
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