Chris - posted on 10/01/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
First, we are adoptive parents, since he was 2 days old, so we don't have breast-feeding as an option.
Second, he's gaining weight and seems happy. We've tried different bottles, nipples, and switched from Similac Advance to Sensitive. We've tried gas drops too.
He would routinely finish his bottles for his first month or so. Lately, he eats like 2 ounces, after making it clear he was hungry, and then he freaks out. He starts thrashing about, crying, head-banging. Sometimes if we swaddle him and put in a dummy we can trick him to eat more. Then sometimes he will drain his bottle with little problem.
Additionally, he generally doesn't have this problem with his Nanny. We try mimicking her style and get the same fussiness as always.
Last night he ate 4oz over 8 hours, which is not enough for an almost 10 week old. Then, as soon as Nanny got there, he finished his bottle no problem.
I'm totally frustrated.