View Full Version : Baby Won't Eat?

03-15-2011, 07:16 AM
The 8 week old that I watch really confuses me! :\

She has never been breastfed, has been on the same Dr. Brown's bottles since birth, but she acts like she doesn't know how to suck a bottle, she pushes the nipple around in her mouth, won't latch, chokes on the nipple, etc....it's a struggle to feed her...I was wondering if anyone else had experience with this?

Little People
03-15-2011, 07:17 AM
Could she have an ear infection?

03-15-2011, 07:18 AM
My daughter did this suddenly and without warning at about the same age. She was diagnosed with reflux! She spit up a lot all the time until she was 9 mos. old too. But some babies have silent reflux and they don't always have to spit up a lot to have it.

03-15-2011, 07:20 AM
her mom just took her in to get her ears checked :(

she is by far the mos difficult baby I've ever had, she never smiles or coos or anything...she constantly cries unless shes held and when you hold her she still won't relax she squirms all over and grunts and rubs her face into your shirt until her face turns red, then if you turn her around she'll scream...i don't know what to do with her! :(

03-15-2011, 07:22 AM
she's on a special formula for colic, but i don't think she has colic, i think she's used to being held 24/7...because from what i know of colic, babies don't just scream when they're not being held, right?

Cat Herder
03-15-2011, 07:37 AM
Does she have any oral signs of thrush???:confused:

Is this a new thing or has this been happening the whole time?