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« on: August 04, 2005, 06:53:11 am »
Hi ladies - would really appreciate your input.

DS is 6 months and an angel/textbook.  He's been on solids now for about 6 weeks.  He's recently started to eat pureed chicken at the 11.15am feed and has 3 solid feeds a day.

For the last week, he's been really fussy with his milk.  He sleeps 12 hours at night, and you'd think he'd guzzle a bottle, upon waking, but we struggle to get 150mls into him the first feed, at 7.30am and after that, he only takes 80-120mls at a time.  He always has milk first, so it's not as if he's filling up on solids...

He's a big baby (9kgs and 72cms long) and used to chug 200mls easily.......He's fed 3 to 3.5 hourly, any more and he just gets sooooo tired... I know that he should be 4 hourly by now....  Routine looks like this:

7.30  Wake, bottle and banana porridge
9am Sleep
9.45am Wake
11am Bottle and chicken with veggies
12 sleep
1.30 wake
2pm Bottle only
3.30 sleep
4.15 wake
5pm Bottle and rice cereal with fruit
7pm Bottle
7.20 Bed

Would really appreciate your thoughts.....how much milk should he take?

Sarah
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2005, 16:27:19 pm »
Your schedule looks very similar to what we did at that time. How much milk he takes a day? If it is over 600-650ml a day, I wouldn't worry about it.

Is he fussy because he is too busy with wanting to do other things than to sit still and have him bottle, or because he seems to be uncomfortable?
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2005, 00:11:59 am »
Sandra

Thanks for your reassrance - good question on what he's like when feeding.... he pays attention for the first bit and then all of a sudden decides he's had enough/realises that the window needs to be examined!

He takes 700-800mls (including formula used on cereal), and isn't waking at night...so I guess he can't be hungry.

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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2005, 00:22:42 am »
Yes, I wouldn't worry about. Sounds like he is getting enough to eat and had more important things to do then to drink the bottle. Quite normal. :)
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2005, 00:50:54 am »
The last few days Kelsey hasn't been taking but 5 oz in the morning.  Like you said, after 13 hours since last bottle you think they would be starving.   The second bottle has been on the light side, too, but the last 2 are a full 8-9 oz.  Maybe it's a phase.  I even cut back on solids to see if that helps.
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