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Feeding question..

My dd who will be 12 weeks tomorrow usually takes about 5-5.5 ounces per bottle. The past 4 days she has been very fussy eating and very gassy so my husband and I switched her from Enfamil Lipil to Nestle Good Start. She is less gassy but still fussy while drinking. She will only take about 3-4 ounces at every feeding now and then starts crying and spits out the bottle. She is peeing fine and has bowel movements so i know she isn't dehydrated. I also looked in her mouth and she has no sores or anything. Does anyone know what this could be? She is fine after the feeding as well, no pain...very happy baby.

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blueeyes71883

Asked by blueeyes71883 at 1:21 PM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Enfamil makes a formula called gentlease. You could try that. My daughter would spit up and was gassy as well after she ate. We switched to this and it works fine. With that said, your daughter sounds like shes still getting the nutrition she needs because she is peeing and pooping fine. If she seems full after eating, i wouldnt worry about it too much. However, if youre really worried, the best person to talk to would be your daughters pediatrician.
    stampmama

    Answer by stampmama at 2:04 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • If your child will only take a certain amount only give that amount, geez why force feed your child. If shes getting enough wet diapers, growing fine and seems content, leave her be and quit force feeding the baby! Heres a feeding chart for formula fed babies..... no matter how you feed your hcild you need to have all the correct info, this is why bottlefed infants get overfed so much
    http://www.earthsbest.com/baby_nutrition/feeding_schedule_print.php
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 2:11 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Where did I say i am force feeding her? Why answer my question if your going to be nasty about it? JEEZ!
    blueeyes71883

    Answer by blueeyes71883 at 2:21 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • giving her more than she wants is force feeding her if she only wants 4 oz only give her 4 oz....sorry guess I took what you wrote wrong...4oz is good for her age, its right in the normal range
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 3:28 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Maybe she just doesn't want that much anymore... my 12 week old takes 4 oz at a time when he gets a bottle. But I don't know, mine never crys when he is finished, just spits out the nipple.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 6:14 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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