Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nix B | 2008/07/24


stopped latching on bottle

Hi there, My son has been on the bottle since 3 weeks old and we changed his formula from nan ha to nan 1 at 6 weeks, he has been doing really well is gaining weight as per the chart just above the average line... he is 16 weeks and weighs 6.4 kg and is a happy contented full of smiles and giggles baby, he also sleeps through from 7:30 to 7. He has dropped a bottle for about 2 months now and only feeds on 4 bottles for the day usually 7:30 / 11:30 / 15:30 / 19:30 - he only has a max of 175ml per feed I have tried upping his formula on his hungrier feeds first morning and late afternoon to 200ml but he never finishes infact he then eats less usually about 120-140ml. His latest thing is to reject the bottle completly tossing his head from side to side whilst screaming...I get him to eventually calm down and when he latches he sucks with no problem guzzeling the feed down, we noticed he was doing this at all feeds, we tried everthing and then realised he prefers his milk cold now he only does it at 2 out of the 4 feeds most days? what could be up with him he is otherwise very happy with 1 x dirty nappy per day and the normal wee' s.
Should I be concerned or only worry when he starts loosing weight?
Thanks nix
Born on the 2 April at 3.370kg

Expert's Reply



Your baby seems to be doing well in spite of occasional problems with sucking on the bottle. He is happy and is gaining weight so there does not appear to be any real cause for concern now.

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