My daughter is 6 months old. I breastfed until last month when my body decided it was done producing. At first she transitioned to bottle feeding very well, but for the last week she has only had 2-3 6oz bottles a day, plus about a fourth a cup of rice cereal. It takes her about an hour and a half to finish a bottle. She isn't fussy or showing any signs of upset stomach, ear infection or anything else that indicates discomfort or allergies. We tried three different bottle types, and sampled several different types of formula to see if that would help her, but she still doesn't seem to want to eat much. We have a doctor appointment in 2 weeks, but in the meantime I just wanted some advice from other moms. Do you think this is normal, just harmless temporary loss of appetite? Or should I be worried about her nutrition? Any suggestions?
Types of formula I tried: enfamil stage 1, gerber gentle, gerber protect, Kroger (store brand) gentle.
Bottles: playtex drop-in nursers, dr. Browns, regular cheap bottles
on Jun. 19, 2012 at 1:53 AM