Number of kids: 1
Ages of kids: 3 months
Problem: Hi! My 3 month old daughter has had this problem since about 2 months ago. During her feeding, if she has to stop for whatever reason (to be burped, she chokes or needs to be changed) she fusses terribly when we try to get her back on the bottle. We don't think it's wind because we always try burping her first and we don't think it's because she's had enough either because it happens whether she's drunk just 1 oz or 3 ozs. We've also tried just letting her wait for 10-15 mins. before resuming the feed but it seems to make no difference. Funnily enough, this doesn't happen so often during her night feeds.
We're quite stressed out by all this and really hope someone has experienced this and found a solution. Just to add, I've also tried all kinds of teats [nipples] and formulas just in case that was the problem but nothing has worked.
Solution submitted by Karyn from Guilford, CT: I am not sure if this can be considered a solution, but here goes. You say that you don't believe it is wind because you always try to burp her. Does she burp when you do this? My daughter had a hard time with burping at around this age. We would have to lay her on her back and roll her gently from side to side and then try burping her again. This would help the air to "bubble up" if you will, and would almost always work. Also, my daughter used to get so mad when we would try to burp her before she was ready, and then would not go back on the bottle afterwards either. I know this is probably going to generate some responses, but we used to let her carry on feeding until it was obvious that she needed to burp. The doctor's and the books say to burp them every so many ounces or something like that, but in our experience, she wouldn't eat, so this was our solution. It worked fine for us. Good luck.