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Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:39 pm 
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My son is 16 weeks old. He has never been a great feeder. No matter how much milk he has taken (from the bottle) he often refuses to take any more , after he has been winded well. He has been taking gaviscon for a suspected reflux ; he was often sick and also regurgated. The sickness and regurgitations seems to have improved, but the refusual after burping has not. Does anyone have any suggestions.
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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:10 am 
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I have exactly the same problem as yourself.

My daughter is 6 weeks old and last week she suddenly decided to only take half her bottle of milk (this happens at every feed). Up to last week she was on 5oz of milk but now she will only take 3oz. She stops herself after 3oz, winds very well but when I offer her the bottle again she screams hysterically and refuses to take any more. The doctor has checked her out and says that there is nothing medically wrong with her, in fact she is gaining weight and looks very healthy, and the health visitor says that it might be colic. I find it very hard to believe that it is colic as this only occurs when she is being fed and the rest of the time she hardly cries at all.

She also has been diagnosed with reflux and is on gavisgon.

If anyone has experienced this problem themselves could you please let me know how you resolved it as I'm really starting to get stressed out. Many thanks in advance.
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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:01 pm 
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I also have this problem.

My daughter is 11 weeks old and started taking 3oz really well, being winded and then really cries when I offer her the rest. She was taking 5oz before this!! I have been to the doctors, they've said they can't find anything wrong. Then I thought prehaps it was colic but like you said the only time it hapens is during a feed and for the rest of the day she is really happy. I have started using number 2 teats today and she has got on well with them but is still crying during the feed. I've run out of ideas now!!

As far as I know so far she is still putting on weight at the moment but am worried that she won't continue to.
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Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:07 pm 
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I am having the same problem, my daughter is 6 weeks and was up to nearly 4 oz but now she will only take 2 Confused she has just started to sick up with every feed aswell? not sure what to do
i m gonna ask doc but will probably get fobbed off
i will post back when and if doc gives any advice Smile
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Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:17 pm 
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i'm also looking for advice. my 8 week old was bottle-fed from birth and used to feed really well. he started regularly taking 5oz per feed, but he now feeds in bits and bobs, sometimes taking as little as 2oz. he also squirms and turns his head from the bottle but when i take it away he cries. he is gaining weight and looks healthy but feeding times can be a nightmare. has anyone got any tips? i have thought about trying number 2 teats but he's not old enough.
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Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:35 pm 
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I'm so glad to have found this site and know that its not just me who is having a problem with bottle feeding. My wee one is almost 10 weeks old and up til 8 weeks was feeding up to 5oz with no problem. All of a sudden she takes 2-3 oz with no prob and winds well, but screams as soon as I try to start feeding again. I don't always get the bottle in her mouth, putting her in my arm is enough to start her off. I'm a first time mother and feel I'm doing something wrong. The HV suggested Dr Brown anti colic bottles which have made no difference. I don't think its colic as she's happy enough at every other time of day except feeding. I've tried her with infacol and gripe water which also made no difference. I've come to dread feeding time and am also worried she won't continue to put on weight. Any help or advice would be greatly received!!!
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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:09 pm 
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anyone found the answer? I have the same issues and desparately looking for advice!!
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Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:00 pm 
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My 15 week old daughter who as relux as just started to develop this problem, It does seem that this problem mainly affects babies with reflux. She will only take half of her bottle, when I stop to burp her she will not take the remainder. Again she fusses, screams and kicks. She is currently taking infant gavinson and ranitidine (ranitidine was prescribed by a hospital pediatrician and I would recommend it). It is very distressing has you believe as a mother that you are doing something wrong and you desperately want to understand and resolve the situation.
I have also tried gripe water and infacol but these have not helped.
I have emailled an amercian pediatrician, Dr Sears for advice.
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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:55 pm 
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I have the same horrible frustrating problem... my daughter was 6 weeks prem and at 11 weeks was moved from EBM to formula and hey ho refusing to drink more than 2 oz and screaming and crying... very very frustrating..

Doctor kinda fobbed me off last week but at her weekly check it appears her weight gain has began to drop so they have now perscribed a different preemie formula milk however I don't think that this will solve the problem...

Her consultant has perscribe a reflux medication and we are going to see him soon to get her checked out...

its a horrible worry... Sad
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Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:42 pm 
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My daughter is getting better at taking the bottle but only after our doctor prescribed domperidone. She is now on three medications. We have also raised her cot matterss by 30 degress and we ordered a wedge.
If you suspect your child as reflux visit babyreflux.co.uk website, it is very useful.
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Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:29 pm 
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Hello... I am so glad i came across this website.

My daughter is 19 weeks and has been a problem feeder since day 1. Breast fed for 3 weeks then bottle fed Aptamil. Would only take 2/3 onuces each feed. then scream, back arch and turn away from the bottle. Battled for 4 weeks then went to drs where we were put on gaviscon for reflux. Fantastic results for 6 days then the screaming started etc again. Back to drs refered to peadiatrition who diagnosed silent acid reflux. Were then put on ranitidine, domperidone and gaviscon. Things have been improving.. we take a step forward then 10 back. My daughter is gaining weight through sheer perserverence. We have recently seen a feeding specialist who suggested nuk teats which have helped.

However after a few good weeks of having 28/32 oz a day we have gone back down to 20/23oz with each feed being a real battle. I am a my wits end. my daughter never seems hungry but we have been advised to start weaning. i would be greatful for any advice or tips X
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Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:36 pm 
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My 17 week old Daughter is the same.
I breastfed her for about 8 weeks and she started to come off and start arching back, crying and turning her head away from me. I thought at first it was me and that I didn't have enough milk for her, so I tried changing to bottles, but she had exactly the same reactions.
After 2 weeks of losing weight we were referred to the Childrens Unit at our local hospital and they diagnosed her with silent reflux. She was prescribed Gaviscon & Ranitidine. Things improved for a bit but she soon went back to refusing the bottle after 2-3 ozs and again lost weight. The Gaviscon was also making her constipated. So, another visit in hospital and this time they put her on a Dairy Free milk (Nutramigen) and also fed her through a NG tube to boost up her weight. We also now give her Lactulose to counteract the constipation.
She is now 17 weeks and is being bottle fed whatever she'll take orally, and then we have to put the rest of the feed down her NG tube. It was very scary bringing her home at first with her tube in, but after a few weeks we have got used to it and she is gaining weight.

I just hope that we can start weaning soon and that she takes to that well!! xx
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Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:35 pm 
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My 12 week old girl, cried after burping when half way through the feed.
I spoke to health advisor, she told me it would be colic.
I didn't believe it was colic, so I changed the teat on her bottle, from a number 2 to number 3 on Avent bottles, this did the trick, she is know having 9 oz at 16 week old, and loving her feeds.
Hope this helps Very Happy
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Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Hi, I had the same experience as you all and also changed her teat size to the largest one and it worked, my health visitor said because her teeth are moving around which is the most painful time, she needs to not suck so hard on the teat. I've also found my daughter doesn't like being held when drinking from the bottle, she will refuse to drink after 2oz, so I lay her flat either in her cot or on the sofa or on the floor and she will drink all her drink now.
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Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:44 pm 
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We've had exactly the same problem with our 8 week old son. I am breast feeding but have decided to give him his last feed in a bottle. His started of doing fine and then suddenly decided he wasn't going to take any more after burping. We had about 4 days of him screaming when we tried to give him the rest of the bottle and then, by accident, I laid him down flat and he took the rest of the bottle with no problem. Since then we have been laying him down flat while he has his bottle and he has taken it all with no fuss.
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