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Is this normal?? *Bottle feeding*

Posted by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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Question: Is it normal for bottle fed babies to act this way?

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Yes, my kids did the same thing.

My kids never did it but I've heard of it.

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My 3 month old niece fights her bottle every single time she eats. It's the weirdest thing. You know she's hungry because she'll fuss and start rooting. (She's even latched on to my cheek,lol) But as soon as you give her a bottle she'll cry, turn her head side to side and refuse it. My Sil has to pin her arms down and keep at it for a minute or so before she'll start sucking. She's always been this way.

Now the weird thing is, she's never been breastfed. I don't even think she's seen a breast,lol. And the only time I've seen this behavior is in babies who prefer the breast (namely my son)

So is this normal?

by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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katy_kay08
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

First question, does your SIL give her a paci/soothie?  

momalee40
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Ive seen babies get so excited that they are hard to get the bottle in but maybe she doesnt really like the nipple she is using ? Ive never seen one fight it that hard though.
paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

No, she won't take those.

Quoting katy_kay08:

First question, does your SIL give her a paci/soothie?  


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fnpdocgrrl
by Boudica on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

My son did that when he was 7 mos old.  He had transitioned from bottle to sippy all during the day, but would get one last feeding from the bottle before bed.  Once he started pushing it away I correctly guessed it was because he wasn't able to get at it fast enough lol. 

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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You know it could be the nipple. She's been using the same ones since birth that I know of. The standard kind. Maybe I should buy her another kind to try?

Quoting momalee40:

Ive seen babies get so excited that they are hard to get the bottle in but maybe she doesnt really like the nipple she is using ? Ive never seen one fight it that hard though.


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katy_kay08
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Does she do this everytime? 

Quoting paganbaby:

No, she won't take those.

Quoting katy_kay08:

First question, does your SIL give her a paci/soothie?  



katy_kay08
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

they may be too long.  

Quoting paganbaby:

You know it could be the nipple. She's been using the same ones since birth that I know of. The standard kind. Maybe I should buy her another kind to try?

Quoting momalee40:

Ive seen babies get so excited that they are hard to get the bottle in but maybe she doesnt really like the nipple she is using ? Ive never seen one fight it that hard though.



ratchetlee
by on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM
I know one of my kids did that. I changed the bottle/nipple, then eventually changed the formula
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LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM
I would have her try different flow nipples. The ones she uses may be too slow or even too fast. Just a guess.
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SWasson
by Bronze Member on Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Is the bottle too high-flow?  Too low-flow?  There are at least three speeds of nipples you can get.

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