Hi!! I swear I could have written your original post!!! That sounds EXACTLY like what my 9 week old does. I have been to hell and back trying to work out what the problem is with her.... After weeks and weeks of racking my brains and searching the net and trying to FORCE the rest of her bottles into her i have come to the conclusion that she must just have a small tummy and doesn't need that much to thrive... She will take on average now about 100mls. This is just nothing compared with what my first DD would take (at this age around 180mls).
I SO know what you mean about the "stuffing around" to try and get them to finish off a bottle. Everytime i feed my little one she starts off in my arms, guzzles down about 40mls, has a burp, has about another 40mls, has another burp and then after that its a pain in the other end. We end up with her on the change table being fed because we can't stand her squirming around in our arms while we're trying to feed her!! My back is aching through standing over her on the change table with a bottle just trying to get the last little dregs into her! I have ruled out reflux for my daughter as she doesn't really scream after a feed and seems happy to lie down and go to sleep. I just don't get it. But i REALLY know what you're going through!!! If you find a solution to the problem would you PLEASE let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah, mum of Natalie & Jessica