My 8wk old DS cries after pretty much every bottle feed. We have had a couple of feeds recently where he finishes it happily or takes less & is ok, so I am totally confused!! He's taking 5oz (150ml) at each feed (about 7 times a day on average the wee guzzle guts!)
I thought maybe he was still hungry but often if I give him a bit more it ends up coming back up.
Is he still hungry or gassy or other??
It's making me doubt my ability to understand my baby's needs so if anyone else has had/is having this happen I would appreciate the advice!
Have you tried windingg him half way through the bottle and again at the end. Dd was like that and I found that helped a lot, not that she liked her bottle being taken away half way through a feed but she was more comfortable afterwards.
Well I did used to burp him halfway through but he cried so much & didn't always produce a burp, so I decided to stop doing that as I didn't think it was good for him to cry so much. We're using Infacol & burps tend to come best at the end of his feed.
Anyway, he still cried at the end even when burped halfway through!
Is possible that he's tired but his tired cry & hungry cry are different - well that's what I think but because I'm doubting my ability to understand my own son maybe I am wrong!!
ihatepeas I think you may be onto something there as DS is same actually.
He's been doing some excellently HUGE burps the last few days (1 actually startled the both of us it was so louf & sudden haha!) & he does seem a lot happier after, although he usually does calm down before the burp anyway now.