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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 4:23pm

Sudden drop in bottle milk intake

My Poor little man has a cough and cold which he caught from me bless him.
Gradually thru this week his Bottle milk ( we dont do breast feeding anymore ) intake has dropped from between 30 and 35 oz down to today so far we are on 16oz with just his teatime bottle to take ( about 4 or 5 oz ) as he sleeps from 7 till 7 now he hasnt been waking up this week even with the lower milk intake he will only take about 3 or 4 ounces at the most when he was taking 7 or 8 oz would the snuffles affect him that much because he has always been so greedy at 10 weeks he weigh in at 14 lbs !!!! :rolleyes:
There are no obvious issues like a sore mouth etc he just breaks off after about 4 oz and flat ly refuses to have any more - does anyone have any ideas - he looks bright enough and seems happy but at this rate it wont be enough to keep him going would it be an idea to wake him for a 10 pm feed? :rolleyes:


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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 5:20pm

Hi Sharon,
Poor C having the snuffles is a pain,
I would say that if his temp is ok, still sleeping and having wet nappies, then i woudnt worry :D :D
Have you tried the menthol plug ins??? Theres a calpol and a Karvol on they last about 8hrs and it helps with the breathing (plus the room smell nice :D)
& i suppose it would do any harm to give C the 10pm feed just to keep the fluids up.

:hugs: hope it passes soon x x
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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 7:39pm

Thanks Hun do you think it possibly is the cold that would slow his intake down ? He is fine in himself just a little grumpy !!
We use Karvol and Snuffle babe they really do help :D Will see how we go with the 10pm feed as i dont want to start doing that if i really dont have to ( not yet anyway) I have deliberately given him an extra nap and let him stay up past 7pm hoping he may take more later on :innocent: :innocent:

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 7:56pm

Hi Sharon,
My two always feed less when they have colds, they get mucusy and congested and i think generally just feel rotten, it all puts them off, I think if they're bunged up feeding is trickier too as they can't breath too well & feed at the same time (thisis where the Karvol helps). It might be worth giving him a 10pm feed if you don't want to risk being woken at 2am but he may go through.

Hope the little lamb is brighter again soon

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 8:04pm

Thanks Suzy - I am having a panic thinking he is rejecting bottle because he wants Booby back ( i stopped feeding him myself 3 weeks ago ) Just getting a tad worried for no reason as you do !!!
Hesvery Funny today he has learnt to shout!!!



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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 8:20pm

There's not too much wrong with him then :D - I just noticed you've a Charlie -our little boy is a Charlie too & also has my cold at the mo (& off both grub & milk!). He's snuffeling away upstairs as I type - the new noises continue and are always entertaining C has started a high pitched glass shattering squeal when he' very excited. All good fun. Don't worry about worrying it's inevvitable if not compulsory!

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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 8:27pm

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Originally posted by Suzy Q
There's not too much wrong with him then :D - I just noticed you've a Charlie -our little boy is a Charlie too & also has my cold at the mo (& off both grub & milk!). He's snuffeling away upstairs as I type - the new noises continue and are always entertaining C has started a high pitched glass shattering squeal when he' very excited. All good fun. Don't worry about worrying it's inevvitable if not compulsory!

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I,ll look forward to the glass shattering then --Not!!
I love the name Charlie :O




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Sunday, March 30th 2008, 9:39pm

RE: Sudden drop in bottle milk intake

Ho Sharon

Haven't seen you for ages. How are you? Dushyant dropped a few oz when he had a cold.

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:00pm

RE: Sudden drop in bottle milk intake

hi sharon

sorry to here C is unwell, have you tried a rolled up towel or pillow under his mattress, being flat can block the nose more, so on a slight angle can help open the airways, you can also buy olbus oil for babies, just a few drops near the cot helps breathing too

you will find most babies go off their food when poorly, as long as he has lots of wet nappies, then he should be fine, maybe offer a little cooled boiled water too, to help hydration

hope he is feeling better soon

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:14pm

RE: Sudden drop in bottle milk intake

Hey Sharon how are you ?

Thanks for that we did put his cotbed legs on tins tonite to see if that helps -Bless him he is still sleeping thru thoo . But we had an issue this morning when he took 6oz very well and an hour later when i lay him down to change his nappy it came back out like a fountain he was absolutely covered i honestly didnt know what to do with him so i chucked him in the bath It was like something out of the Exorcist!!!

He was quite hungry tonite 10 mins after doing 6oz before bed he was eating his scratch mitts :snigger: :snigger: so i could be in for a busy nite :rolleyes: hopefully back to being my greedy piggy :happy: :happy: :happy:

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:18pm

RE: Sudden drop in bottle milk intake

oh hun

the amount of times I have chucked e-m into the bath after an explotion, its worse when it comes out both ends, and ends up all over mummy too, lol YUK

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Tuesday, April 1st 2008, 9:31pm

Please ignore me if I'm stating the obvious - but do you burp him when he stops mid-feed? Maybe cos he's so sniffly he's gulping more at his milk and therefore gulping more air in. Ruby has a permanent blocked nose and she seems to be more liable to trapped wind if she's struggling to feed.
Lots of steam does wonders, and as weird as this sounds, turn the heating down as a dry atmosphere in a bedroom, caused by central heating, can bring on stuffy/blocked noses. I've resorted to having a kettle in the bedroom so that I can whaft steam about at 3am without having to go downstairs and mess about. I whack in a load of oilbas oil and leave the top off the kettle. It does the trick (well, for a few hours).

He'll probably be feeling poorly so his appetite will decrease for a few days. Keep offering him more milk in smaller "doses" may help.

I swear by Medised, although be stringent about following the dosage.

Zig x
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Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 8:58pm

Thanks Zig I have just seen your reply !!

I am begginning to wonder if he is more full of air htan normal the docs have put him on antibiotics now so fingers crossed .

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Saturday, April 5th 2008, 9:32pm

hi hun

how is C ????

huge hugs to you both :hugs:
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Sunday, April 6th 2008, 8:06am

Hi Sharon

He is still not well and sadly lost over 1/2 lb on his last week weigh in luckily he could afford to lose it :snigger: but he is still coughing and with that he gags and brings up milk until this morning though i thought he was improving but today he is coughing lots and he sounds so rattley in his chest but he lucks bright enough and is still giggling away !!Will see how he is tomorrow .


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