My DD is 12 weeks old today. The last 3 days she has been extremely fussy and NOT eating properly. It is taking her a good 45 minutes to 1 hour to finish her usual 4oz. or 125ml bottle of EBM, and she isn't even getting through the whole thing for half the feeds.
She has plenty of wet and dirty nappies (i've been counting because I am so worried). Today she seems quite sleepy and has had a good sleep after each attempted feed. I feed her every 3 hours but today I thought I would leave her be and let her tell me when she is hungry. She has been asleep now for just over 3.5 hours.
She is also fussy at the bottle. She will give me the hunger cry and root. When the bottle comes near her mouth she cries alot and maybe takes a few sucks before coming off and crying again, hence it taking up to an hour for her to eat. She is soothed by a pacifier. She seems hungry and not hungry at the same time and I am literally going mental! She ate really well last week. Was this her growth spurt? Is she taking a breather this week?
I tried changing teat sizes too in case this was the problem but the medium flow ones just make the milk dribble down her chin and she coughs so I have switched back. This was recommended by the paediatrician at her check up last Friday. He otherwise did not seem concerned... am thinking I need a new doctor!
Has anyone else experienced this? Should I be very worried? I am a FTM and forever on this website! Any advice or stories you might have would be appreciated!