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Why are we unable to either breast feed or bottle feed my grand daughter?

My grand-daugter,a baby girl, is now 50 days old. She had feeding problem since the day of her birth. She refuses the breast during the 1st few days of birth and is being bottle fed now. For the last 2 weeks she has been rejecting the bottle also,and is always crying.
Fri, 8 May 2020
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Hello,

There are a couple possibilities here. First, as babies grow they irregularly increase and decrease the amount of calories they need.

So sometimes they eat you out of house and home, and other times it seems like they don't drink or eat at all. If her weight is fine on the Pediatric growth chart, and she has no other symptoms, that could be what's going on with her.

But, sometimes, something more is going on, for example, gastroesophogeal reflex, meaning baby spitting or vomiting, could be getting worse, causing pain and leading her to not want to eat. She needs to be weighed and examined at the doctors office if that's a possibility.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Lisa Baker
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Why are we unable to either breast feed or bottle feed my grand daughter?

Hello, There are a couple possibilities here. First, as babies grow they irregularly increase and decrease the amount of calories they need. So sometimes they eat you out of house and home, and other times it seems like they don t drink or eat at all. If her weight is fine on the Pediatric growth chart, and she has no other symptoms, that could be what s going on with her. But, sometimes, something more is going on, for example, gastroesophogeal reflex, meaning baby spitting or vomiting, could be getting worse, causing pain and leading her to not want to eat. She needs to be weighed and examined at the doctors office if that s a possibility. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Lisa Baker