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    lylee is offline Registered User
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    Feeding in an upright position

    Hi, my baby is 4 months old. Recently, she would cry & scream if I tried to bottle feed her in the usual feeding position (ie. head & upper body elevated at ~45 degrees). She'll only eat if I position her upright (close to 90 degrees). I'm not sure why this is so. Just wondering if any of your babies have experienced the same & why this is so?? Thanks

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    I had to do that with my little one. It was because she suffered from reflux. She was able to drink and keep more down, and get less gas sitting upright.

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    My baby is almost 5 months and I noticed that she likes to look around more while feeding. Maybe this is what is happening with your LO?

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    yes, mine as well who had reflux. he basically fed vertically as it felt better on his tummy.

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    Yes, my baby did the same! I used to feed her in the Baby Bjorn. She had reflux from approx. 3 months and would cry, scream and arch her back everytime I tried to feed her. It was horrible but luckily she outgrew it at about 6-7 months.( I gave her formula that was specially for reflux.)

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    thanks all! my baby also has reflux from time to time. hopefully she'll outgrow it soon...

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    Mine outgrew it when I introduced solids. Feel for all the mums and babies who've had to deal with reflux. It can be so frustrating!

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