Bottlefeeding 2 weeks old - help needed

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by Fridh74, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Fridh74

    Fridh74 New Member

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    Hi,

    For medical reason I can't no longer breastfeed my baby girl, emotionally I have taken this rather hard since I do miss the closeness. I do need some serios help with bottle feeding though. I am currently using a slow flow teat and she is drinking 60/80 ml in a couple of minutes compare to breastfeeding where a meal took 30 min at least. I know there is a different but a couple minutes? Is this normal? She is also not stop screaming and gets to a tantrum until the whole bottle is finished which makes it hard to stop and wind her. She seam to be also getting more wind.

    She is getting around 500/600 ml per 24 hrs/ her weight 3,4kilo.

    Can anyone help? I be so grateful.

    Many thanks
     
  2. firstprincess

    firstprincess Well-Known Member

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    They say that breastfeedind is like sucking a drink from a segment of orange and bottle feeding is like giving a drink from a straw.... so its very different and she is probably just getting used to feeding this way.

    I had to try about 6 brands of bottle before Megan settled on one, she suffered with reflux and colic ..... eventually we settled on Avent. It may be worth you using a bottle or feeder more similar to the breast .... breatflow or I used medela.

    Your health visitor should be able to give you advice. Hope this has helped. Hugs and PM anytime xxx
     

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