Why isn't he finishing bottles?

Discussion in 'Formula Feeding' started by princess31, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. princess31

    princess31 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm after more advice. My lo is now 8 weeks old and I've just switched him from breast to bottles. According to the formula instructions he should be having 6oz feeds 5 times a day. I've been making up 5oz bottles but he normally will only have 2-3oz each time (sometimes every 2 hours). He has finished the odd bottle so I know he can! How do I get him to take more, less often. I've tried leaving him a while and trying to top him up but once he's finished be just won't have any more. Is it just a case of waiting for his stomach to expand?

    Thanks xxx
     
  2. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    Feed him when he's hungry and let him take what he wants.
     
  3. princess31

    princess31 Well-Known Member

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    That would be great advice if I was stupid but as it turns out I'm not! Anyway I've just figured out the problem, he is a fussy little monkey and doesn't like it when it's cooled down. He'll take more if it's warm!
     
  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Glad you figured it out!
     
  5. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Your little one definitely knows what he likes. :)
     
  6. Serene123

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    You asked what you should do.. :wacko:
     
  7. Jo

    Jo I'm an old bag!

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    Glad you've figured it out hun, can be fussy little monkeys for their size can't they?
     
  8. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    Hannah's the other way....gets mad of her bottle is too warm :rofl:
     
  9. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    :rofl::rofl:

    Mine isn't too fussy at this point...as long as he gets his bottle.
     

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