Sarah - posted on 06/10/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Ok so here's the deal. . . my son was breastfed but has had bottles while I'm at work since he was 8 wks. He recently weaned himself (about a month ago) and would no longer take my breast because I had a lower supply and I think it frustrated him that it came out too slow. He was taking 5 oz of formula every 4 hours during the day so he got 4 bottles a day. He is starting to take less and less formula now. Sometimes I can barely get 2 oz in him at a feeding. He just doesn't seem hungry. . . it's like he's completely uninterested. He eats his baby food fine. He just doesn't want to drink. I've tried just using a cup and everything. I have even used a medicine dropper for his last feeding because I don't want him to be hungry at night. He's not getting any extra baby food, everything else is the same and he was eating the formula fine at first so I don't think it's that. He does have acid reflux and is on Axid for it. But like I said it's not like he's crying like it hurts, he just turns his head after a couple of oz and refuses to drink more. It's so frustrating and the doctor is NO help. I've taken him twice. We have a new ped because my husband lost his job and it's the only one in the area that's taking the access. Needless to say I HATE them all there and really miss our old doc. They all seem incompetent. Anyway. . . . any ideas?! I'm desperate! I'm so worried he's not getting enough formula!!!