My 16 week old little girl doesn't seem to like to drink too much at one sitting! She takes 6oz first thing in the morning like a dream but any bottles from then she wil only take about 3- 4oz sometimes only 2! She feeds roughly 3 hourly but sometimes she cries for it after only about 2.5 hours, how can I get her to take more at each feed and therefore go longer between feeds?? Or is this just the way some babies are?
Some days I feel as though I am constantly feedin her! She is a good weight 14lbs 7oz at the mo and has been 75th percentile since birth x
Some babies are just like that, prefering to eat little and often. Although formula is supposed to contain all the food and water they need until 6 months could it be possible that she is thirsty rather than hungry? Maybe try offering her 1oz of cooled boiled water a couple of times a day and see if this improves her feeding. xx
DS was about 5 months before he started going more than 3 hours between feeds so your LO sounds fairly normal to me. Though, my LO is the type to eat until he overflows so I have to strictly regulate his intake. Whenever he started to fight a bottle I knew it was time to drop a feed. Even still, I don't think there is much more than 3 1/2 hours in between even now and he's 8 months old.
8:30: 6oz bottle and solids
12:00 6oz bottle and solids
4:00 6oz bottle
7:00 6oz bottle and solids
I also agree with the upgrading the nipple. DS would start to get angry during feedings so I knew it wasn't coming out fast enough.
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