8 wo Constant crying when feeding

(4 Posts)
Tagz269 Sat 09-Feb-13 18:08:00

Someone please help!!!
My dd is literally crying and is SO restless when feeding. At the moment she is feeding every 2-2.5 hours but doesn't take all of her 150ml (as instructed)! She drinks around 90ml then 1.5hrs later the rest. But when I do feed her she seems very unsettled. For the 1st 10mins she's fine then all of a sudden starts crying, goes red faced, squirms and kicks her legs. Assuming its wind I try a burp her by bending her over OR over my shoulder- this settles her and I sometimes get a burp ( she is very hard to burp). I then go to feed her again and she will NOT take the bottle back but acts as if she still wants it (by moving her head from side to side and rubbing the teat on her mouth) but hysterically cries!!
Has anyone had the same prob? If so, what is it? Tried infacol this didn't really work. Have tried gripe water but its such a pain to give her.
Please help!!

Tagz269 Sat 09-Feb-13 18:14:40

This episode has also just started in the last week!

Phineyj Sat 09-Feb-13 18:24:18

Ours does this -- she seems to get anxious about it and needs shushing and calming right down before she will eat more. However, I don't think it matters if she doesn't eat it all, as long as she is gaining weight and weeing and pooing. The 150ml is from 2 months, right? And she is only just that. I'm sure babies' appetites must vary. She may be trying to say 'I'm full mummy!'

Nancy54 Sat 09-Feb-13 19:23:56

I also had this with one of my twins who used to have a bedtime bottle and take it really well. Around 12 weeks she started doing this and in the end I gave up and now just ebf her. So sorry no advice but will be watching with interest to see if anyone else has some words of wisdom!

Hope things get better

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