Help - My 3.5 months intake has gone down to half

Deepa - posted on 03/23/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )

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Hi All, I have a 3.5 month old daughter who is otherwise fine. She had her 2nd set of vaccines 10 days ago. About 5 days ago, she has started to take less and less at each feed. She is breastfed, but I top it up with a 2 feeds of formula when my supply runs low. I also express and feed her EBM as well. While her typical formula intake was 4-5 oz, now she wont go beyond 1 oz! The same is true for EBM. When I try to coax her to take more, she pushes the bottle with her tongue and starts screaming in protest. It is very frustrating. Further she never appears hungry. While earlier she used to give me cues of hunger like crying, eating her fist, now she always appears content and doesn't seem eager to latch on to the breast. Even at the breast she doesn't spend more than 10 mins whereas earlier she spent atleast 20-25 mins on each side. Even at night while she used to get up 2-3 times to feed, now I have to wake her to nurse as thats the time she offers least resistance. Her sleeping has also gone up considerably, she take 2-3 naps of 2 hours during the day and 10 hours at night. I am worried sick that something is terribly wrong with her and she will start to lose weight soon. She isn't cranky or showing any other signs of illness. Please help.

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