Has anyone experienced this? My 14 week old LO has been FF since around 8 weeks of age and has been a champion eater eating between 5-7 oz per feed. But for the past few days, it's been a struggle to get her to even finish 5oz. She seems happy enough and has wet and dirty nappies but I am still worried. And she used to drink her bottles in about 10-15 mins flat but is taking up to half an hour lately to drink the smaller amount. She seems to be 'playing' with the teats and almost chewing on them.
The bottles we use are Tommee Tippee with variflow teats.
Omg sounds very similar to
Me- my baby is comin 12wks&has always ff and been a real guzzler.past 2 wks takin
Less &less.ive tried every teat& no difference I've now started to Feed him every 4hrs instead of 3 but still a little concerned as he isn't takin the same amount of ounces per day.ill b keepin an eye on
Ur thread&hope u get sum
Good advice or reassurance
My son was the same at 12 weeks. i felt like i was force feeding him at times. he also seems happy, seemed to be playing with the bottle, chewing it, spitting it out and pulling it in again. feeding took ages often an hour and he went down from 30/32 ounces to 24/25. it lasted for about 2 weeks and for a 5 days he was back to normal. For the last 3 days it has started again. Will be watching this with interest as well.
She is still doing it to some extent - I have noticed though that for her dream feed, she guzzles it down. So I am not sure why it's different when she's awake? She has drank almost 7 oz of two of her bottles today so I am hoping she may be getting back to normal.
ya i noticed that my son is the same, if he is half asleep he will guzzle 7oz no problem. for his 6.30 bottle he took 41/2oz and at 10.30 he took 5oz. I asked my doctor about this and he said "maybe he is not hungry" ----for 2 nearly 3 weeks. I hope your daughter is going back to normal, because i am getting very frustrated with this.
I have the exact same problem..... my little girl is almost 3 months old and in the last couple weeks have been drinking less than she usually takes. Last week I thought it was because she never had a poop in 3 days because right after she had a poop she started drinking better. However, it since has started again. Her best bottle is first thing in the morning around 630ish and then by the time we get to mid afternoon feedings she won't take very much. According to research I have done she should be getting approx. 25 ounces per day according to her weight (she is about 10 lbs), but the most she has been taking per day is 20 ounces. I too almost force feed her because she has me worried, but she spits out the bottle and cries. I don't know what to do. She's having her normal wet diapers, a poo every day and she appears to be happy and content. I'm really hoping she will get back to her normal routine.
My babe is now 17 weeks and went thru this around 3 months too, she would scream to b fed like she was starving but would only take a few ounces so frustrating! A few people mentioned it to b her gums irritating her maybe pre teething but not so sure really, she's alot better the last few weeks so fingers crossed its just a phase they go through!x
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May be completely wrong but they all seem similar ages, and I wonder if they are distracted. Since my monkey has reached 11 weeks he too seems slower to eat and chews a bit on the teat but he looks around alot, so I wonder if everythings just too interesting for him sometimes?? Just a thought. Only other thing could be the teat maybe you need a size 3 if your on a two still??
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