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Baby not bottle feeding well

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Keelsf Sun 17-Jan-16 20:34:16

My lo who is 9 weeks is terrible on the bottle! He is really snacky and even when I push him he never really seems that bothered! Any tips? X

CultureSucksDownWords Sun 17-Jan-16 20:47:24

Why is it a problem if he wants small amounts more frequently? I would just go with it tbh. I can't see how you could persuade or force him to take a larger amount less frequently if he doesn't want it.

Keelsf Sun 17-Jan-16 21:05:28

There is no massive problem but it does mean that he doesn't sleep as long or settle as well!

DonkeyOaty Sun 17-Jan-16 21:12:18

You might need to adjust your expectations a bit. Tiny babies eat little and often and not sleeping long is perfectly normal.

I know it's hard but follow your baby's cues and you'll get through

Congratulations on your baby - sniff his head for me please smile

Keelsf Sun 17-Jan-16 21:15:35

Ahh bless u I will! I think I listen too much to what ppl say they are 'supposed' to be eating etc!

DonkeyOaty Sun 17-Jan-16 21:18:56

Grrrrr at other people!

Honestly these early days will vanish in the blink of an eye and you'll have a sturdy toddler wrecking the joint before you know it.

DonkeyOaty Sun 17-Jan-16 21:24:31

Oh and people lie, or at least fudge a bit :

"Oh he sleeps through the night" often = "sleeps 11pm to 4 am if I'm lucky"

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