Help! Bottle troubles

Arley - posted on 12/07/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is now 12 weeks old, and I recently had to go back to work. Right now I am only working part time hours but will need to go back to full time next week. When I first tried giving my daughter a bottle she would cry and refuse to take it for about 2 weeks. Now she will take a bottle, but never more than an ounce at a time. She no longer cries, but I am worried that she is not getting enough to eat while she is at daycare. The people at daycare says that she never cries (and she rarely does at home) and doesn't seem to be hungry although they keep trying. She started sleeping through the night at 2 months old, and now that she is in daycare she is up several times a night to nurse, which I am happy about, but still concerned about how little she is getting while I am at work. I have tried so many different bottles and nipples and there seem to be some she prefers, but never drinks much from any of them. Any advice?

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It sounds like she's reverse cycling. She's eating more at night while you're together and less during the day while you're apart. That's perfectly fine if you're ok with it. If you co-sleep you may not even notice. Watch her diapers. As long as she has 6+ wet diapers a day, her urine is light colored and not strong smelling then she's doing great. You could try offering breast milk in a sippy cup or even a regular cup to see if she drinks more that way. Just make sure you tip slowly :)

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