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Title: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 07, 2018, 22:29:27 pm
My son is 5mo and since I've started offering solids a week ago or so he lost interest in bottles. He takes probably 20ml-30ml in one ago and then only screaming when I give it again to him. He takes well 2 bottles during the night as usual though.
I know that formula should be still his primary food but it's not possible right now.

his solids are: baby rice with formula, fruit and veggie puree, home-made cottage cheese, banana. Planning to start plain greek yogurt. 

are there any options? I'm thinking to give him a bottle while he's napping, is that a good idea?
thank you
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Haribo2012 on June 08, 2018, 08:17:13 am
Hi there, he may just be full from the food as that quite a lot for his age. Iíd cut back the food a little and see if interest comes back. Really at this age 1 small solid taste is all thatís needed.

Are you doing bottle first then food after? How is he with a cup, put some formula in there. I used to make all milky food with formula in xx
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 08, 2018, 20:52:24 pm
Thank you for stopping by here :)
Yes, I try formula first. He is obviously hungry but doesn't take bottle.

Bought another formula today and will start keeping the log.
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 09, 2018, 09:41:29 am
Decided to eliminate solids completely today.
This has been our day so far, not the best one.
6.30 or so - wake up
6.45 - 60ml
Offered an hour later, no luck
8.32 - sleep
8.57 - wake up, couldn't extend the nap
9.40 - 30ml
10.15 - 30ml
10.50 - sleep
11.10 - wake up
12.35 - 90ml
12.55 - sleep
1.25 - wake up
1.45 - sleep
3.20 - wake up
4 - 70ml
5 - sleep
5.25 - wake up
7 - 100ml
7.15 - 20ml
7.30 - 40ml
7.40 - sleep

What do you think? What could I change? Any advice appreciated.
Thank you!
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Haribo2012 on June 09, 2018, 14:48:33 pm
What about teat size? Could be too slow x
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 09, 2018, 21:40:04 pm
He is on #3 avent teat. I will try today with #4.

Meanwhile our night was :
8.20 - wake up
8.30 - 50ml
11.30 - 100ml
1.20 - wake up
3.15 - 110ml
5 - wake up

More wake ups than usual. And a couple of weeks ago his feedings were somewhere around 12-1am and 3-4am.
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Haribo2012 on June 10, 2018, 06:24:20 am
Can you see any teeth could pain stopping the interest and causing wakes x
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 10, 2018, 08:19:19 am
The day has started slightly better but ended up even worse

5 - wake up
7.20 - wake up
7.30 - 70ml(#3 teat)
9.20 - sleep
9.45 - wake up
10.30 - 70ml (#4)
11.25 - sleep
11.55 - wake up
12.05 - sleep
1.40 - wake up
2.10 - 40ml
2.45-2.55 - 40ml
4 - sleep
4.20 - wake up
4.35 - 20ml (my older son scared him and he stopped eating )
6.05 - sleep (too tired)

Holding him in arms, hoping to make him eat more formula :(

Yes, I give him some teething drops as a pain relief from time to time. Tomorrow I will track them as well giving before feeding.
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 10, 2018, 08:26:33 am
When I was feeding him solids I had to be fast enough to fill a next spoon with the food - he liked so much. But it doesn't happen with formula anymore. He looks hungry but drinks a bit and then refuses the bottle
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: creations on June 10, 2018, 09:17:55 am
Hi there
Honestly I am not great with bottle feeding support as my DS didn't really like milk at all so I didn't experience "normal" but I stopped by because it looks like you might still be aiming for 3hrly milk feeds.  Many LOs move to 4hr E at 4 months (some it may be 3.5hr E) and I just wonder if it's possible that your LO might eat better if you waited a little longer, so rather than doing an E at 3hr and trying again 30 min later you just waited a bit and offered at 3.5-4hr instead?  I'm not suggesting you withhold food if he is crying for it but rather than if he isn't interested he might do better on a longer E time.
In your last EASY it looks like he did okay on 3hr in the morning but 4hr might have been better later on - maybe try that a few days??
It's not necessary to feed your LO after waking from a nap unless it is either E time or he is crying for food, some of your E times are quite short and that could be why he doesn't want to eat (eg that E at 4.35pm it had only been less than 2 hrs since previous E).

What is he like when he sees solid food around him, like when you are eating? Is he screaming for it or not bothered?
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 10, 2018, 09:34:37 am
I offered him a bottle at 4.35 because he looked hungry. Otherwise I try to have 3h intervals if he had short naps and at least 3.5 but close to 4h if it was a long one. I will try to extend from 3h to 3.5h tomorrow.

He's following with his eyes if we eat or drink and if I give something to him he opens his mouth.
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: creations on June 10, 2018, 17:55:19 pm
He's following with his eyes if we eat or drink and if I give something to him he opens his mouth.
If he's just watching I'd probably hold off on solids for a couple of weeks.  That gives you a chance to get the milk properly established again.  He doesn't need solids yet, but I know some LOs (mine) scream blue murder if they see food and aren't given any, I only held out to 5.5 months after a month of hiding to eat I gave in.
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Lolly on June 10, 2018, 18:07:30 pm
I agree with Creations - you need to keep a longer interval between feeds. He's snacking a bit really, taking small feeds then being fed again too son at times. I know it's worrying when they only take a little feed, but try and keep to as near 4 hours as yo can unless he's really desperate for food no matter how much he takes.

Laura
Title: Re: 5mo: no interest in bottle during the day after started solids
Post by: Vsta on June 11, 2018, 00:10:59 am
Thank you all!

I will try to keep to 4h in the next couple of days.
He was never really crying for food, so I wouldn't expect that.

He took 90ml and 120ml last night and wasn't interested in the morning bottle. But I clearly see 2 little bumps on his lower gum so it may affect his appetite as well.