She is on Enfamil Gentlease. It is not thick, her bottles are the same, nipples are Level 2.
I see signs of reflux in her, have talked with Dr and he has no solution but to wait it out because she will grow out of it.. if her weight goes down he said we'll talk about meds. We are in Canada so our system is a bit different.. she is just seeing a family Dr but I have her scheduled with a paediatrician on Wednesday because I'm not getting anywhere currently. I will also be booking her with a chiropractor because I've heard positive things about this.
All that being said.. the last two days this is different. I know her discomfort/pain with feeding. This is more of an angry "stop, I don't want anymore food and I want to sleep" cry. That's why I'm wondering if anyone else has gone through something similar at this age.. could it be 4 mo regression or 4 mo growth spurt??
A typical night for us goes like this..
7pm - Feed and bed
10:30pm - DF
12:50am - habitual wake (which I have been doing Wake to Sleep for 2 days prior to yesterday and she will sleep through it to 1:30-2am at which point she is hungry and I feed 3oz)
4:30-5:30am - she will wake somewhere in between to eat and take a full 4oz
6:30am - wake for soother
7:30am - morning wake up and feed
That has been pretty typical for a while with some other wakings for soother here and there. With a more consistent daytime routine as she has gotten older there are less night wakings so it's slowly getting smoothed out with that and ssh/pat where needed. She has always been very good about going to sleep by herself in her crib, that came natural for both my girls and I didn't have to do much here. The last little while she has gotten really good at self soothing.. she has a kind of moan/groan she does. So now I don't even need to pat, just the shh is affective and works in minutes.
So this is how last night went..
7pm - ate 2oz easily and flat out refused more.. was very tired, rubbing eyes etc (more then normal), laid her down and she was out before her head hit the mattress
10:30 - woke on her own, this would be normal DF time so I fed her but she only took 1 oz and same as above
**I normally would set alarm to go in at 11:50pm to wake to sleep but last night in all the fuss I forgot
12:50am - she woke and in my sleepy daze I went in to give her soother and was thinking to myself to get a bottle ready but then she started making self soothe sounds and settling herself, I woke up a bit more and realized the time was her habitual wake up and she was putting herself back to sleep. I helped her along with some gentle shhing and went back to bed. I must have jolted at the sound of her cry and rushed right in.. normally I wait until she is actually crying not just making noise - but like I said, sleepy daze!
1:30am - she woke again with hunger cry but only drank 1 oz.
5:15am - woke with hunger cry but only drank 2oz
6:20am - woke for soother and some shine
7:30am - morning wake up and drank 2oz - she woke her normal way cooing in her crib and smiled when I came in.
I could not get more into her then the 2oz.. she didn't cry this time but pushed the bottle out and spit out any milk that went in. And within 25mins of being awake she was yawning and rubbing her eyes, I stretched her out to nearly an hour but couldn't get more out of her and she went down like a dream.
Sorry for such a long post.. I just want to make sure you have all the info because there have been no changes in bottle, nipple, formula etc. Just this sudden, out of the blue hunger strike. Even her sleepy middle of the night feeds are not normal. And her A times are abnormally short the last 2 days, she is just so tired.