Emily - posted on 02/23/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
My daughter is a little over 2 months old & is struggling w/her afternoon & evening feedings. She eats anywhere from 3-6 ounces every 3-4 hours & she is very fussy afterwards. Sometimes we struggle the whole way thru the feeding. The dr. said she might be getting too much too fast which is why she is so fussy. I'm not sure that's the problem b/c she's not always pulling away from the bottle. Mainly, she cries and gets SO mad when we burp her. As soon as she finally burps she's relieved for a short period of time & then gets very mad again. Sometimes she wants more & other times she acts too full (like she has a tummy ache). Not all of her feedings go this way - usually just the ones later in the day. She's currently on the "soothie" brand bottle (I've tried Dr. Brown's & Nuk brands also). We're using "enfamil gentlease" formula. I'm getting so frustrated w/her feedings b/c I don't know how to comfort her.
Also, I know that she is overtired sometimes which is why she fusses when I feed her; however she will not give into sleep during the day for long. I'd like to establish a daily nap routine to eliminate overtiredness but it's hard to do that when she's not really on a set feeding schedule yet. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated! (She sleeps great @ night & does just fine for the middle of the night feeding).