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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 05:00 AM   1
MrsC10
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5.5 month old suddenly not taking bottle


I never had this problem with my daughter so Iím at a loss. The past couple of weeks my LO hasnít been taking anywhere near as much milk as he used to.
He would normally take 7-8oz and now heís taking half that, sometimes taking less than that. If I offer the bottle after that he either just holds it in his mouth or screams at me until I sit him up. Anyone else had this?



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 05:11 AM   2
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I’m wondering if the teat flow from his bottle is too fast and he’s gulping his milk down causing him pain?



 
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Old Jul 18th, 2018, 23:19 PM   3
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I didn't encounter that with my son, so i don't have any first hand experience/advice. But I think it certainly couldn't hurt to change the teat size to see if it helps or not. If nothing else, you could rule it out.

Also, if he's simply not hungry as much right now, maybe you could extend the time between feeds?

If he's suffering pain, we were taught to give a few sips of cooled down fennel tea to our son before giving him his bottle to ease digestion. It really helped.



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Old Jul 20th, 2018, 06:39 AM   4
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I think we've figured it out.....teething! Didn't have any teething worries with my daughter so this is new to us. We seem to have it under control.....for now x



 
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Old Jul 21st, 2018, 23:43 PM   5
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I think we've figured it out.....teething! Didn't have any teething worries with my daughter so this is new to us. We seem to have it under control.....for now x
Heh. That was a totally different answer. Glad you figured it out.



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Old Jul 22nd, 2018, 13:05 PM   6
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The teat size has made a big difference too. He's a lot more settled when taking a bottle now and he's gradually increasing the amount he's taking.
I took him to get weighed as my biggest worry was that he wasn't putting on weight or was losing weight. He's sticking to what he should. Now I know that, I'm quite happy.....and he seems to be too.



 
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