Baby refusing bottles?
Does anyone else’s baby refuse bottles or only take a few oz? My daughter is 3 months and sometimes she’ll take a full 5oz bottle but it can sometimes take her an hour to finish it although a lot of the time she’s only taking 3/3.5/4oz or so and again can take her a while to take that, she’ll get fussy and push the bottle out with her tongue.
We’ve started getting her into a routine of bath, bottle & bed around 8 and then she’ll have a dream feed when my partner and I go to bed. She’ll then usually be up once during the night and will normally take 2-3oz then back to sleep and will sleep through until 10am. You’d imagine she would be starving when she gets up but she just messes around with her bottle.
She’s a petite baby (she doesn’t look underweight or anything) and we can see that she is getting bigger and filling out but I get stressed that she’s not getting enough. I know she will eat when she’s hungry and I can’t force her to eat if she’s not hungry but I’m worried the HV will think we’re not feeding her enough when we’re really trying. There is a lot of times she’ll take 4/4.5oz out of 5 so I’m not too worried about that it’s only when she’s taking smaller amounts and it’s taking her a while to drink it.
Has anyone’s baby ever been like this or does anyone have any tips to help her eat more?