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Hi mummies, my gal this few weeks have been behaving weird.. she dont drink her milk and whenever she drinks its just a few slurp then she will start to cry.. then i dont feed her already, she will cry n cry. and for the whole day, she can actual drink onli 480ml, which is so little for her expected amt if milk. Can any mummies advise mi what is gg on here?? she doesnt seem like she sick, she still can play, is it that she dont like her milk anymore and i have to change to another brand? or should i change to goat or soy milk for her??
3-4 months old could be period of teething. Teething discomfort could make some babies reject drinking milk.
If unsure, better bring baby to see a paed.
look like a teething problem to me as well. It will be better in a couple of days.
could be sorethroat?
I am having the same problem with my dear son also. He is 3 months old and also rejecting milk. Ytd afternoon he drank only 55ml at 11 plus and 60ml at 4 plus. But then at 7pm he like super hungry one shot drank 120ml. I was also struggling when I need to feed him. Other than drinking, he is still playful and happy and able to sleep very long. But I find his pee-pee yellowish :S
Really dont know what's going on.
Someone please advise and share. Do I wait for him to cry for his milk then feed or I force him to drink which is a struggle?
My cousin about 6 months then is goin to teething lei.. She tends to wann bite something and put things inside her mouth...
- may create negative emotions for baby with regard to feeding
- may end up vomiting everything out
Maybe baby is teething and doesn't like the bottle teat?
You may try alternative ways such as:
- spoon / cup / syringe feeding
- wait till baby is sleepy and calm, then feed
- dream-feed: feed when baby is asleep, tickle baby's lower lip with bottle teat and he may open mouth to drink subconsciously
- give regular small feeds
All the best!
When babies hit 3 to 4 mths, they go through a stage of "distractable baby" whereby the environment is so interesting that they lose interest in food. I had this "problem" with Eva - she would latch on (I was still BFing directly then) for less than 2 minutes and would refuse. If I force her, she'd cry and cry. After talking to other BFing mummies, and the LC, I let it be and dream feed her or feed her when she's sleepy, and kept up the night feeds. Even my paed told me that it's normal and ask me to continue what I was doing. A month later, she was back to her old schedule.
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