I did some research, and found out lots of babies have this problem at this age for a few reasons. Often, this means that the babe is ready for the next flow of bottle nipples. This kind of surprised me, cause #1 was already on a higher flow than normal. So we tried it. And it didn't really help. It could also be teething. But she still has to eat!
Then I found another suggestion: sometimes this is a sign that baby may be ready for solids. WHAT? She wasn't even 4 months. Yes, she was showing a lot of signs that she could be ready, but what about 6 months? Ok, I wasn't sure we had to wait that long, but I didn't want to rush things.
Out of other options I decided to try it. And it looked something like this:
(Dude! What is this stuff on my face?)
But, after eating the little bit she did, she was willing to eat more of her bottle.
The next day, we tried it again, only a little thicker, and she ate even more. And again the next day, she ate more again. Fast forward to today. She would NOT take her bottle, but I could tell she was hungry. She devoured it. I have a cereal loving baby!
So, here's the deal. She's eating again. She's napping better. She's having easier and more regular messy diapers. And everyone else can judge, but I'm a believer!
And just for fun, here's some more pictures:
I gave up on pacifiers. She now hates them, and is obsessed with her fists.
I asked Hod to watch #1 one morning so I could shower, and came back to this. I think she is saying, "Kay, Mom, I watched Dad for you, but he was kind of boring."
Being a mom is pretty fun.