Hi there, I'm new to the group and I'm a new mom. My daughter, Kenley, was born on May 6 of this year via emegency c-section. I am bottle feeding and have been since her second day here.
The feedings start out great, because she's usually very hungry. She's been taking right around 3-4 ounces and has for the last 2 weeks. I usually feed 2 ounces and then get several good burps out. We're using Similac Sensitive and our Tommy Tippee bottles have anti-gas / anti-colic tubes inside. (They've really helped, as we weren't using them at first and noticed how gassy she was getting). After the first 2 ounces and some good burps, I'll attempt to start feeding again, only to find that she has a hard time taking the bottle back. She'll arch her back, kick her legs and sometimes even gag on the nipple. However, if you pull the bottle away, she'll start to cry and open her mouth in a sucking motion, like she wants more. We've thought this was stuck gas and spent tons of time burping, but sometimes, nothing comes out. Sometimes she'll finally take the bottle, but makes an awful face, like she wants to spit it out, and it takes a few seconds for her to start sucking again.
Anyone else have this? I've done research on colic, but it doesn't seem like it fits. Other than this short amount of time, she really doesn't cry. Unless she's over tired or wet.
Any help / suggestions / tips / comments would be helpful!