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March 20th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Does anyone's LO's fall asleep at the bottle? If so, how do you get them to finish or drink an good amount?

Sophia almost always falls asleep halfway through the bottle, sometimes sooner. I always pull the bottle out halfway through feeding to burp. Once I do that she is really hard to burp because she is asleep..lol! Then I try to get that bottle in her mouth and she either refuses cause I think she's too tired or is out and there is no way of me getting that bottle in her mouth. Once I get it in and she gets a good latch then she's fine but it's always a struggle......
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Sometimes, but I never give him a bottle, it's always DH. I think he just sits him up to burp him and that usually wakes him up. Either that, or he does a diaper change.
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March 20th, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Yeah, usually a good burping will wake him. If that doesn't I tickle his nose or his feet But mine is such a piglet that it's very rare his bottle is left unfinished.
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March 24th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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Mine falls asleep for about a third of his bottles, or he just stops eating part way through. He does his best eating when he's just woken up from a nap, I change his diaper and wipe his face with a wet washcloth, and then give him his bottle. (The change-eat-play-sleep-repeat routine works well for him.)

If he seems sleepy at the start of the bottle, I'll make sure he's sitting up on my knee (as opposed to cradling him in my arm), and I hold his neck up with my left hand while giving him the bottle with my right. He's less relaxed, but also more focused on eating then. I'll also burp him in a seated position rather than over my shoulder to help keep him a little alert.

ETA: If you feel like she isn't getting enough ounces in a day, or like she just isn't interested in eating a lot, talk to your ped about whether she needs a calories-added mixture for her formula or pumped breastmilk. You can add calories to pumped breastmilk with a little formula. I mix J's formula at 3.5 oz + 2 scoops so he gets 22 calories per ounce rather than the standard 20. We started this because he was a preemie, and once he can stomach more fluid and looks for more to eat, we'll go back to the regular mixture. Maybe Sophia just isn't a hungry baby, and this will ensure she's still getting the calories she needs without you stressing about her finishing every bottle.
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March 25th, 2013, 04:56 AM
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Mine falls asleep for about a third of his bottles, or he just stops eating part way through. He does his best eating when he's just woken up from a nap, I change his diaper and wipe his face with a wet washcloth, and then give him his bottle. (The change-eat-play-sleep-repeat routine works well for him.)

If he seems sleepy at the start of the bottle, I'll make sure he's sitting up on my knee (as opposed to cradling him in my arm), and I hold his neck up with my left hand while giving him the bottle with my right. He's less relaxed, but also more focused on eating then. I'll also burp him in a seated position rather than over my shoulder to help keep him a little alert.

ETA: If you feel like she isn't getting enough ounces in a day, or like she just isn't interested in eating a lot, talk to your ped about whether she needs a calories-added mixture for her formula or pumped breastmilk. You can add calories to pumped breastmilk with a little formula. I mix J's formula at 3.5 oz + 2 scoops so he gets 22 calories per ounce rather than the standard 20. We started this because he was a preemie, and once he can stomach more fluid and looks for more to eat, we'll go back to the regular mixture. Maybe Sophia just isn't a hungry baby, and this will ensure she's still getting the calories she needs without you stressing about her finishing every bottle.
Well, we have an appt today so I will mention this to the pedi but Sophia only eats the RTF formula so this wouldn't work for her.......
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March 26th, 2013, 07:15 PM
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How'd the appointment go?

When J was on RTF formula in the NICU, they kept a can of the powder there and I added 1/8 t to every 2 oz of RTF. Not as convenient if you use it because she's on the go, but could do the trick if added calories are a plan that make sense for her.
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March 26th, 2013, 08:00 PM
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The apt went well. She is 11 pounds 3 ounces and they said she is grow perfect so I am just going to keep doing what we are doing....today was a good day, she ate everything!!
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