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13 week old won't eat much
« on: February 02, 2017, 20:35:07 pm »
Hi,
My 3 month old used to drink 5oz every 3-3.5 hours. Now for the past 2 weeks he only wants to drink 1-2 oz. this is affecting his waking at night.
I pump my breastmilk, and I haven't changed my diet. Also he cries more now when he sleeps, hard to settle.
I tried to go to the next level of nipple but he chokes on it and then refuses to eat. So I don't think it's that.
Any suggestions?
He sleeps well at night 9pm-4am then a feed at 4am. But then lots of kicking til 6am.
Also he's on a 3.5 hour routine

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2017, 20:37:46 pm »
Also he has 2x 1.5 hour naps and then 1x 45 min nap at dinner time (6 or 7pm)

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2017, 17:26:31 pm »
Does your LO have any reflux at all? It could be a possibility, reducing feed sizes and being harder to settle could indicate reflux it can get worse or become more apparent around the 10 week mark.

Have a look here and see if anything fits.

Reflux 101 - General reflux information

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2017, 19:31:32 pm »
I don't think but if he did it would be mild or silent?
He doesn't spit up, he doesn't cry after drinking, and he's ok sleeping on his back.
The only thing is he has hiccups with every feed.
Otherwise how else would I know, he seems happy

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 14:08:41 pm »
Update-
So my almost 16 week old is now getting worse with feeding.
It will be 4-5 hours passed and he still doesn't want to drink- maybe just an oz
He cries the second the nipple touches his mouth.

This is now affecting his naps bc he will go to bed with out eating.

I try every 30 min but he keeps refusing.

Am I suppose to just leave him without feeding for 6-7 hours???

He does not have reflux, or at least I don't see signs. He's happy, no spitting up

What do I do??? I'm starting to worry that it's my milk (I pump and feed through bottle)

P's-- he has been doing this since 12 weeks old
I also tried going to next level of nipple but he chokes with it. I also tried another bottle brand too

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2017, 16:40:00 pm »
 Can you post when and how much he eats? Is it 20-24oz in total? Are the breaks only during day?
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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2017, 16:53:21 pm »

So he drink about 20oz a day on a good day but that's bc I'm persistent. Otherwise it would be less!
He is 15.5 lbs. and he always takes breaks except for bedtime feed.

His schedule is:

7:30am eat 2oz--- this time is his least hungry
8:30 nap for 2x45 min

11:30 eat- sometimes he drinks 2oz then stops-- won't drink the rest til 45 min later if I walk around the room lol-- around 4-5oz total
1/1:30 nap again 2x45 min

3:30 eat same as before I'll be lucky to get in 5 oz but that's me being persistent and walking around with him while he drinks

5:30 catnap

7:30 sometimes he'll drink 4-5 oz at bedtime but lately only 1-2 oz

11pm dream feed 2-3oz

4am-- 2-3 oz

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 04:15:09 am »
Have things gotten any better?? 

This is rather concerning...



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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2017, 11:29:48 am »
Hi, thank you!
Yes he drinks more milk now, about 5oz every 4 hours. He was in that phase for about 2 months!!
It felt like it was never going to end
So now he drink between 25-28oz total
But still wakes around 5:30am, which is too early!!

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Re: 13 week old won't eat much
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 23:00:48 pm »
So glad your son grew out of it. My son is now feeding similar when he used to take 4iz most feeds now a fight to get over 1 oz. also no sign of reflux apart from hiccups after some feeds. Quite happy on his back. Dr also thinks no reflux