Any moms here whose baby suddenly started refusing the bottle at 3-4 month age? Going through this right now and appreciate any help!

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Check the nipple flow (maybe too fast or slow) or change up the bottle. With my 2.5 year old I used to rotate her between Nuk and Dr Brown bottles. With my 7 mo old he just likes the stage 1 (slow) nipple in the nuk.

like

Yeah. We moved up a nipple size and it worked!

like

Thank you! Tried this today and it worked wonders!

like

This was me between 2 and 3 months and it was a disaster. We tried everything and very slowly things improved but I don’t know which things actually helped. My guess is that the baby just grew out of it. Things we did and my opinion of if it helped:
- changed bottles (negligible impact)
- changed formula to hypoallergenic on pediatricians advice (baby became less gassy so maybe helped)
- changed schedule to feed every 3 hours (I think this helped in the long term but not immediately)
- fed baby in quiet space so as not to distract (helps sometimes, not all the time)
- rocking or standing while feeding (helped a bit when nothing else would)
- read a book about feeding aversion which basically says your job is to offer food, their job is to eat, don’t pressure them (helped a lot in the long term. I now recognize there are some days the baby is hungrier than other and that is ok)

Honestly it was a struggle for a month and slowly started improving. At 6 months we very rarely have eating issues. She went from struggling to get 16 oz in to having 25 to 28 regularly.

Final advice. Your baby will not starve. He or she will be fine and you will both get through this. I remember being so distraught when my LO didn’t want to eat. I was crying every day. With some perspective, I was being too dramatic. My pediatrician was not worried and so I shouldn’t have panicked either. Keep the perspective on the longer trend and overall eating experience vs the hour to hour or daily total ounces. Good luck and feel free to DM me if you want to talk this through. This was the hardest thing for me so far with my baby.

like

Oh! One thing that was actually very effective for us. Our LO would often fall asleep when eating and actually ate better when held asleep so we switched the routine to be sleep, play, eat. We also got in a good feed during her dream feed in the evening.

Thanks everyone for your inputs! Changed the nipples today and it worked!

like

We add movement and ensure the milk is warm. By movement I mean, my wife starts the bottle session while walking and then progresses to the medicine ball and then tinge rocker. We are hoping to add less and less movement each time but it works ... my lactation consultant advised against going up in the nipple size. So far no trouble there

Same issue! Are you nursing? Recommend Lansinoh, which was the only bottle my breastfed baby would take!

Related Posts

Giving notice to a partner who’s about to go on maternity leave. I think she’s relying on me to handle her matters while she’s away as I’m mid-level and am basically her only associate. I feel so guilty and am worried that this will burn a bridge. 😣

like

My wife is considering offers from Accenture Canada and Deloitte Canada. How do their Maternity Leave benefits compare?

like

Pregnant ladies any one thinking to take covid booster shots

like

Ladies....am I out of line here? I'm theorizing that b/c I don't have a partner/SO, I've peaked. I can't think of any female MDs or Partners that are single and child free. It can be difficult to connect with men - strictly business- in leadership positions (internal and clients) as a single attractive female.

Based on my observations and experience, leadership (mostly men, shocker) are more comfortable around the women that are wives, have kids, or older, etc. or male colleagues/subordinates.

like

Hi Folks, We have created this Bowl specific for married people and Parents who want to discuss about married life and Parenting discussions , If you find someone is bachelor and doing nonsense in DM.. Please post here about him/her... About me I am 12+ years of Happily married in AM setup and proud father of two....

like

How often do you all feel like you regret being a parent? 1 kid was golden but after the 2nd I feel it way too often. Just trying to seek some solidarity, she if it’s normal to feel it as often as I do, etc. She’s 1 yr old & older is 3.5.

like

On behalf of a friend- Question is that his father has a business in hometown which is facing problems due to manpower and my friend is a CA himelf and is currently doing a job in fortune 500 company. Should he continue his job or get involved into the business. Some deep insights required from some seniors who could help my freind.

Thank you

like

I have a student who loses it whenever asked to do anything. He will kick and hit walls. He will shout and cuss at adults. He will lunge at me and others. He is allowed to do this by his SPED teacher. It is getting scary for me because he is so unpredictable. I ask for help but the department doesn’t want to do anything different. What can I do? I’m so over fearing.

likehelpful
like

What have you done to build a support system to help with child care? 4 months pregnant, I travel quite a bit. Husband works from home 70% and travels 30%. Neither of our families are in the area.

like

I felt like I got "dummer" after having a child. Is it because I'm older now or something irreversible taken place during the process of being a parent?

like

Looking for hope & exceptions with this situation my inlaw (German citizen) is in. They came over on Fulbright and now is on O1 but in exile back in Germany. I know it’s a long shot but has anyone been in this situation and transitioned to permanent US residency? They are married to a US citizen and have a kid (born in US). Immigration attorneys are not super helpful on precedent.

like

How do you manage your career ambitions while enjoying being a parent? Do we have to say bye to our ambitions after becoming parents? If not, at what age for the kid is a good time to revisit our career ambitions again?

Just finished my pregnancy and become a first time parent. I had an ambitious career plan when I went to grad school, but life happens. I got married and pregnant more quickly than planned. I had a few job offers but ended up taking one with good WLB, parental leave, and pay…

likesmart

In a break from the negative spiral many are experiencing, what great or amazing things have happened to you?

My wife and I just had our first child in NYC! Miracles do happen, my friends.

likeuplifting

Pumping mamas, why is it the number of pumps/day decreases as baby gets older? Do they need less milk or are sessions supposed to be longer mins or more efficient somehow,l? LO’s 8 months and confused about how to keep it manageable while working.

like
like

Anyone ever negotiated parental leave before? I have an offer on the table. Gave me what I asked for $ wise and PTO. But mat leave is not great. Not trying to have a baby now, but in the next 5 yrs.

like

Has anyone else heard of this happening. Eight month pregnant women let go as part of a round of layoffs.

like

Any recommendations for a robot litter box? I’m pregnant and my husband has proven himself to have very different litter box standards than I (and our 2 cats) do! Thanks!

like

More Posts

28M, Deloitte
City - Kolkata
Hobbies - Raita bnana, Raita failana, Raita clean-up. :P

funny

What diligence would you do before joining an early stage (ph2 aaset) biotech company?

like

What have you done to build a support system to help with child care? 4 months pregnant, I travel quite a bit. Husband works from home 70% and travels 30%. Neither of our families are in the area.

like

I'd be interested in talking with anyone about how my faith got me through my depression. I'm in the Bay Area and could meet in person.

funnylike

Would anyone who works in antitrust/ competition be willing to connect? I’m pretty interested in this area and would love to hear more about it. Thanks in advance

like

Recently hired an admissions consultant and based off of our consultation she was great. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a ton of non-gmat club/PQ feedback on her but I went with my gut and moved forward. What is the best way to get the most out of my experience with her? I am starting from the ground up for R1.

like

I am CA fresher working with Pwc Sdc at associate-2.
I want to pursue CPA US can anybody help me on that like is it worth doing, its scope ,should I pursue it or not after certification Salary bracket??

like

Tumi carryon users: mine requires repairs every year or so. Something always breaks, like the zipper outside, the handle... and once i send it in for repairs, it takes a couple months to get it back

like

Just realized a firm partner has a pattern of treating female employees poorly. Except for the associate who brings in the big money, of course. But it's a trend, and the only reason he doesn't take it as far with me as he does with others is because I do EVERYTHING and he is screwed if I just up and leave. If you've experienced this, how did you deal with it? And yes I am trying to leave, the job market here is a little tough right now.

like

Thoughts on Superunion??? More specifically the strategy department

like

Is it worth joining Deloitte India? How is WLB there?
Skill - ServiceNow

Please help to calculate in hand salary

Post Photo
like

Is there a life after public acctg in Real Estate? Im a sr mgr in tax working RE exclusively (no REIT experience). Have come to terms with the burn-out and want to do something that has more work life balance but also opportunity for growth. Any ideas are appreciated. I like tax and the industry but the people around me have become too much for me to bear.

like

Anybody have any information on going independent contracting? Solid leads, resource managers, headhunters you could refer for Canada and the US? Much appreciated.

like

What are the new recruitment steps for BCG? It was posted on here but I can't seem to find it. Boston Consulting Group

like

I have applied for an instructional technology job in our district and am curious as to what the biggest need is for teachers when it comes to technology? Is it how to use or more application ?

like

Dell provide cab(pickup and drop) in Bangalore
@Dell

like

What are the best sites (other than LinkedIn) or tactics to look for an in-house PR gig? Have been at 3 agencies and am looking for a change.

like

Anyone have any thoughts on Oppenheimer Weiss? Cool place to work? Good creative?

like

Additional Posts in Consulting Moms

What have you done to build a support system to help with child care? 4 months pregnant, I travel quite a bit. Husband works from home 70% and travels 30%. Neither of our families are in the area.

like

I felt like I got "dummer" after having a child. Is it because I'm older now or something irreversible taken place during the process of being a parent?

like

My LO's last day of daycare is this week (starting preschool next) - do you guys do goodbye gifts? I already gave hefty gift cards for the holidays. Considering just a framed photo college + note...

like

Best consulting companies for mat leave... (apart from Accenture) go!

like

Currently only gone 2 nights a week. Seems like this might be the sweet spot

like

Has anyone had an ECV performed? What was your experience?

like

30 weeks and my lower back and feet are feeling it. I just did an epsom salt foot soak and I think it helped! Even if it’s just temporary I’m thankful for some relief. Any other recs for back and feet? I’ll try almost anything.

like

Has anyone tried CoolSculpting or other non-invasive alternatives to postpartum plastic surgery? Thoughts?

Did anyone suffer from pre-partum anxiety? I've suffered from anxiety in the past, but these days I find that I just can't shut my brain off from worrying. I'm at 20 weeks

like

My 13 month old is not crawling / walking yet and is getting frustrated that she cannot move like the other babies at daycare. Any advice, is it time to see a specialist?

like

Comfortable (yet stylish) mom jean brands?

like

First time mom, gave birth three days ago to a baby boy. He had really low blood sugar on his second day and was almost comatose so he had to be taken to NICU to be monitored and tested every time he feeds. I’m worried sick that it might be something serious because he doesn’t fit any of the risk factors for having this issue and I’ve been crying on and off for the last two days. Has anyone else experienced this? I just want him to be healthy...

like

How often do you and your spouse fight/argue? I feel like it’s literally become a weekly thing for me and my husband. We try to not to express our feelings in front of our 2 year old, but it’s hard. Makes me feel very guilty at the end of the day. How do ya’ll resolve conflicts with kids around?

like

I always thought this is typical toddler behavior until one of my friends suggested my son to be checked. He is 30 months old - can’t differentiate between you and I ( refers himself as you ) confuses often , controls everything in the house like which plate dad eats, what color tops I should wear etc. there is at leas one melt down per day usually with dad and light sleeper. He is extremely active and keeps repeating his words again while doing things ( like going to walk the dog) multiple time

like

2 under 2 moms - when does it get easier ? My older is 3 and younger is 11 months and I thought the struggle will be done when baby is almost a year however it seems getting worse . My older is really jealous and can’t share dad with baby and we are always managing one kid per person. Me and husband end up fighting a lot . The baby is much easier personality however has some health challenges so not sleep trained. We have a nanny , daycare(part time) and exhausted after throwing all money.

likehelpful

Done with final interview round of BCG for lateral placements and the HR has asked for a call for communicating final result. Generally they do this for communicating yes or no? Super anxious!

like

I just joined this bowl because husband and I are thinking of a kid next year and I have so much anxiety about this job and a kid. I just started last August and am the breadwinner and may not even

like

What are some good parenting books on communication? And while we’re at it, any good ones for spouses?

Hi moms - I’m a FTM and my leave is ending next week 😭😫 I’ve loved being home with baby and being able to devote all my attention to her and my family. I’m anxious about the transition back and...

like

For those who are using the Snoo, how do you keep your baby warm. My baby will be born in December and wondering if the swaddle that comes with Snoo keeps the baby warm enough.

like