Question by megan *m.a.s.d 06/16/10*:
Question about bottle feeding baby?

My daughter is 11 days old and is probably the slowest bottle fed baby ever! It takes her at least half an hour to an hour to finish a 3 OZ bottle of formula. I am a first time mother so I am wondering if anyone has any tips or ideas on how to make my baby eat a bit faster? It’s not so bad during the day, it’s at 3:00 AM when I could really use a solution! Thanks!


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Answer by Tator-tot J
An eleven day old child has totally no muscle in the lips it’s normal for a baby to take near thirty minutes, possibly even more to drink a bottle. I am kind of confused about why you’re feeding a baby at three in the morning though. Designate certain times during the day so that your baby feels consistency. Which is another thing, you can lighten up the formula I guess but I do not feel like it’s right to rush your baby because you’re tired. Other than dumping the whole thing in its mouth, I am fairly sure there’s not a valid solution to that.

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