Hi My 12 week old was born in December and she weighed 10lb , she has been a very good sleeper and now even more. Two weeks ago she started to get fussy with her bottles we are using MAM with medium flow as she would fall asleep on the slow flow. She has gone from drinking 8-7 ounces every 4 hours (only 4 bottles a day she won't wake up at night for a bottle) to drinking 3-4 ounces, also dropped from 98th centile to 75, the doctor prescribed her Gaviscon and she started to take 6ounces for two days then back to being very fussy and screaming when I try to feed her. Today was worse she has screamed a lot even when not drinking and she screams so much she will eventually fall asleep, she sleeps 12 hours a night and most of the day.
I took her to A&E and they checked her I told them everything they said she is fine it's just a phase, I'm really worried and my HV has been very supportive she told me to put My foot down but they will not listen to me I'm crying a lot and getting frustrated. Sorry for TMI here but before the gaviscon she had green poos and runny now with the gaviscon they are like play-dough and yellow. She also got prescribed aptamil pepti 1 but she will not drink this at all.
The doctor said she either had reflux or a milk allergy but the doctor at A&E said if she didn't have eczema it was not a milk allergy. (My brother had a milk allergy) Can anybody relate to this? Also I changed from tommee tippee bottles at 6 weeks due to screaming on a medium flow and bringing bottle up. She wakes up in a very happy smiley mood any other time she is happy smiley except feeding.
It was my HV who told me to put her on medium flow as she would only take half an ounce from slow flow and sleep 3-4 hours then wake up again take half an ounce and back to sleep.
The only thing they have given me is Gaviscon they said yes this will work don't worry but they haven't given me anything else when I went back they just said keep using Gaviscon. I feel like crying every feed time as it's not getting better.