Hi mommies, my 4 month old baby does not want to drink milk these days. He cries when ever i try to feed him. Other than feeding time he never cries. He is on comibation feed. He is not having more than 2-3 ounces at a time.; From a few days he is always trying to put his thumb into his mouth and he is always rolling over to lay on his tummy. Even during his sleep he is trying to roll over😂😂. What to do in this situation? I m worried about his weight gain. Plz advise.

Rebecca Prakash Neha Mani Mishra

He is on nursing strike Som. Some babies do this.. It could be for a day or a week or in worst case for 1 month also.. You need to dream feed the baby. i. e you need to feed the baby when he is sleeping.. Gently pick him up from the bed and feed him. Do not worry it's just a phase and you shall over come.

U r right Rebecca Prakash . I m actually breast feeding him when he is sleeping. But i m afraid to bottle feed him when he is sleeping.

Som,at this age kids explore the world and are lot distracted,they want to practice the skill they acquired recently. Just try sitting in a calm environment,dim light. Try to engage the kid in a subtle way. You pass a lot of vibes to the kid,so just relax yourself. What worked with me is,I totally pay attention to my kid,I hold one of her hand and caress her head and say baby it's dudu time..she does eat nicely. But this won't come in a day. Took me good 20 days before she developed a habit of eating only with this particular gesture.

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