Hey everyone my daughter is 2 weeks old today and I wanted to share how bottle feeding is going for her and me. I couldn't breast feed because of medicine that I am on and plus I got bronchitis...which sucks. Anyways I wanted to share my thoughts and the experience I had so far with bottle feeding Chloe.
At the hospital they put her on Similac Advance which I think is what they put all the babies on unless there is a complication with it. In the hospital she was drinking only about a 1 or 2 ounces at a time. Chloe seemed to take the bottle but she was very fussy.
When we brought her home from the hospital she seemed to be doing better because she was now taking 2 or 3 ounces at a time. The only problem I was having was that I couldn't burp her that good and I couldn't find a position that worked best for the both of us but finally I got it down. It seems to work with burping her if I walk around with her and pat her on the back or rub her back.
Now lately it seems that Chloe is not taking the bottle well because lately she has been really fussy, she has a lot of gas, she spits up a lot and she has been throwing up. She seems like she is not getting full and she gets really frustrated. Me and my mom are thinking it's her milk but tomorrow we will know for sure because we are seeing her pediatric doctor to see what he suggest we do and if we should change her milk. Now when I was a baby I had to have Similac Soy Bean because I have a milk allergy so I am thinking that my daughter has a milk allergy just like me too. Of course she would get that from me and not her dad.
I can't lie and say I am not frustrated some times.
It's just hard when almost every time she takes the bottle now, she spits up everywhere.
Just wish I could help her....
I hope tomorrow I will find out some answers.
Maybe a change of milk is what my daughter needs.
If you have any suggestions or thoughts leave them down below please. I am a first time mom with a newborn. It's not easy, I know. Just trying to do my best since her dad is a marine stationed in Hawaii right now. I am lucky and blessed to have my parents to help me.