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Crying and fussiness over feeds

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Ebony12 Thu 09-Nov-17 06:47:06

Hello all,
My little girl is 10 weeks and is bottle fed but over the last few weeks she’s starts throwing her head to one side so the bottle comes away and then cry’s loads and the whole thing starts again, I have to try
and make she is sitting up plus she has learnt to push her head forward and does this in anticipation when I go to pick her up. I just assumed that now she’s older she’s getting to know her environment plus when she does feed she like to have her head to one side. It does make feeding stressful and she likes to fed every 2 hours still sometimes 3 but more often 2 but at night she goes now without a feed for 4 to 5 hrs. Has anyone else had this also?

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 14-Nov-17 15:54:13

Does she have any other symptoms like mucus in her poo?

Ebony12 Sat 18-Nov-17 01:25:05

Hi there,
No mucus but I’m thinking that her body clock is telling her to feed or waking her up as she starts sucking her hand but actually she would be more hungry if I really tried to stretch the feeds out to 3 hrs. I’ve just done a dream feed and she was completely calm and very hungry as her last feed was 4 hrs ago. The other problem could be reflux as she spits up a lot if I don’t sit her up after a feed so trying the reflux formula as well. I think there is mix messages so she ends up getting upset when in fact she’s not hungry?. It’s just very confusing for me.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 18-Nov-17 07:37:03

Dont know much about reflux sorry. It might be worth reading up on Cows Milk Protein Allergy though, just to see if she has any of the symptoms 🙂

Ebony12 Sat 18-Nov-17 12:53:42

Great thanks so much will have a look into that 😃

arbrighton Sat 18-Nov-17 15:03:15

I don't think there are any indicators there for CMPA, sorry. People are too quick to jump to that conclusion.

Also, spitting up is NORMAL to some degree, the sphincter at the top of the stomach doesn't close very well until babies mature a bit. My DS spit up HUGE amounts some times unless sat up, but not every feed. Now he's nearly 5 months and has grown out of it.

They do get fussy at this age, as part of a 'leap'=- have you got 'wonder weeks' app?

PS, nothing wrong with feeding every two hours if that's what is wanted

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Sat 18-Nov-17 18:56:49

I don't think there are any indicators there for CMPA, sorry. People are too quick to jump to that conclusion. I’m not really joining a “bandwagon”. I’ve had it for over 40 years 😀

Ebony12 Sun 19-Nov-17 00:32:37

Thanks arbrighton my friend mentioned this app so I must download that and give it a try.

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