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13/07/2014 at 16:08
O has started really fussing with his milk feeds, the only one he takes ok is his dream feed at 10pm, otherwise on all other 3 bottles he takes maybe 2-3oz then will push the bottle away and cry or just want to hold the bottle and slosh the milk back and forward so it all sprays out and hits his face which he finds highly amusing. He's been teething though for weeks and now has both his bottom teeth through completely so could it be related to this? Did anyone else's LO do this and did it just pass?
Im worried now he's weaning that he's realised his nutramigen milk is disgusting and he's fussing over the taste. The milk has a lower calcium content and because he has cmpi he doesn't get alot of calcium from his solids so I need him to keep up the milk to meet his daily requirement. I can get him to take most of his feeds but it's taking an hour to feed him most times and I have to distract him or rock him back and forward on my knee while he feeds. I literally feel like I'm force feeding him!
13/07/2014 at 18:28
A can be like this when she's teething and wants to bite down on the teat rather than drink from it. She's started dropping bottles now which worried me but the dietician reassured me she only needed 600ml a day and this can include what I mix in food. I use Oatley milk when cooking for her which had added calcium anyways so hopefully she'd still getting her quota! x
13/07/2014 at 20:56
13/07/2014 at 21:37
S gets like this from time to time. Sometimes it's been teeth, other times I've changed to a faster flowing teat which worked and just recently, he decided he doesn't want to be held whilst he drinks it so he sits on the floor next to me whilst he drinks it (diva).
Have you tried a little teething gel half hour before bottles?
Hopefully it will pass.
13/07/2014 at 21:52
F was terrible when teething and would go off breastfeeding totally and bottles were fussed over. At one point he had very little fluid for 9 days and I was worried sick but his nappies were still wet. You could try calpol or teething powders a bit before a bottle incase it is pain related xx
14/07/2014 at 06:14
Not sure if you're already aware (and sorry if you are!) but the powders are lactose based. I'm so gutted as they were a lifesaver with E when she was teething and now I can't use them for A :-( Sorry to jump in TP and hope you're doing ok xx
14/07/2014 at 06:19
Just found this as an open tab on my phone - hope it helps with your calcium worries x
14/07/2014 at 06:53
Yep! F is exactly the same. He has 6 teeth now and hes slowly starting to take his milk again. He has 3 sometimes 4 bottles a day. Often 5/6oz then usually he takes his last one before bed and drains it.
14/07/2014 at 08:44
Mrs B I didn't know that but makes sense as to why they don't want to feed
Popcorn I moved O to the stage 3 mam teats but they are non drip so nothing comes out unless he sucks. I thought he was feeding ok but he had only taken 1oz in about 10mins! I tried them at all feeds for a whole day but on every bottle we ended up back on a stage 2 teat so he would take a feed so I moved back.
TP as MamaD says I can't use the powder as it had lactose in it :(
MamaD I did know (I'm now obsessed at checking everything for milk!) thanks for that link, I'll have a look now. I hate that I've turned into the worlds biggest worrier about everything with O.
Thanks Gemini, strange how you instantly feel better if it's not just your LO! Wow 6 teeth already, they're not hanging around. Has F been ok? Did you ever have any joy with the dummies?
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