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Sleep feeding

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Updated on Aug 17, 2017

My baby is 5 months old. he has been refusing to be fed wen awake for past 1nhalf months. he would only take feeds while asleep. now that his sleep time is reducing its becoming an issue to feed him. Now even wen asleep he tightens his lips sometimes. I have tried giving expressed milk in bottle, he doesnot take it either. recently I hv felt he is not peeing enuf and so I m worried that he is dehydrated. he has teething issue, but still I think his resistance is not because of teething.

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| Aug 19, 2017

Hi Shikha, I tried bottle only once or twice because he wasn't taking feeds. In order to make him drink n find if this works , I gave him bottle. He refused n didn't like it so I started to nurse wen he sleeps since nothing else seemed to work

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| Aug 18, 2017

Neha in that case it could be due to nipple confusion. since u have been trying both the options.. if possible avoid giving through bottle.

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| Aug 18, 2017

Hi Shikha, I am exclusively breastfeeding. I have checked with doc for ear n nose infections. I have checked with 2 pediatricians. His weight is good. during the day I keep him without diaper, and he doesn't pee for for 1nhalf hr n so. I have to force feed him, he takes a few sips and starts to resist.

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| Aug 17, 2017

hi Neha Nagpal ! it could be due to throat or ear infection. please consult ur pediatrician. also monitor his weight gain, and keep a watch on number of wet nappies.. please make sure u r sterilizing his bottle well and change teats of bottle after every few months..

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| Aug 17, 2017

Is he omiting milk

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| Aug 17, 2017

Hi Neha, but I think refusal may be due to teething as child loss their appetite during teething .once asked your baby's pediatrician.

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