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Preemie baby and bottle

Postby sugabeanzs » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:12 am

I have a preemie baby (twin A) who is not sucking the bottle right. I mean she will go at it for a few minutes but then get tired and stop or fall asleep. She does not eat until she is full. She is almost 4 mo. (2 mo adjusted). She also sometimes just does not want to eat when you know she is hungry. Any one had this problem? Any suggestion? I think I may just have to call a speech therapist or something to figure out what is going on.
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Postby Warren Dew » Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:53 am

Has she always had problems with the bottle, or just recently? We had a scare when our girl started getting tired and not getting much milk, but then after a couple days she was fine again; we think she just had a cold. I don't know if that would apply to your situation.
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Postby sugabeanzs » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:21 pm

She has never had a great latch but just now that she is taking almost 4 oz it just seems to wear her out. But like this morning she woke up starving and took the whole thing no problem. So I think it is just getting harder for her now that she is taking more since she never had that great of a suck to start with. I am going to keep an eye on it over the weekend and if it is not better Monday I will call a therapist or something. Hopefully it is a stuffy nose or something even though she does not sound sick or act sick.
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Postby rebeccaj » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:45 pm

try the medela special needs bottle...are you in the UK? if so they sell it on mothercare.com...if not I think they call it a Haberman bottle in the US but it's the same thing. It worked for us, in fact I'm thinking of reintroducing it as my 7.5month old now won't take a bottle again! Good luck.
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Postby Warren Dew » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:36 pm

4 oz at a sitting is a lot for that age, I think. We usually only fill our bottles to 3 oz for our five month old. She has a small stomach - more than that and she tends to spit the extra right back up.
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Postby jomae » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:59 pm

Hey suga
Could it be that you need to use a faster teat now perhaps the flow is to slow and bub is getting tired trying to drink her whole bottle

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Postby TammyS » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:31 pm

We had to change bottles from the expensive BPA free Avent to the cheaper NUKS bottles. The nipple was shaped wrong for Zach's mouth. He has a higher palate or roof of his mouth ...and the NUKS nipple fits his palate now. He doesnt spit a ton out the sides of his mouth anymore, nor does he get tired trying to suck on the other type of nipple. I would try one bottle of NUKS to see and also like someone else said try a faster nipple. I would also have your pedi check for tongue tie...Zach had it and we got him clipped when he was just 4 days old. He could suck much better after that.
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