About my baby: born at 33w2d vaginally after I was induced for PE. He had/has no problems and was in the NICU for 25 days learning to eat via bottle (expressed breast milk).
I thought it was going to be impossible for my baby to fulfill the requirement of eating at amount of food the NICU wanted him to eat so he could come home - but he did.
However, now that we're home he's not eating nearly as well, even though up until the day he came home he was eating like a champ.
We are using the same exact bottle as we used in the NICU, so that hasn't changed.
He was eating 50-60 mL via bottle every three hours or less, and not needing to be woken up to feed. He would stir and rouse himself and then surely be woken during the diaper change/temp check prior to feeding. Then he'd down his whole bottle in 20-25 minutes.
Now he'll stir when it's coming up on 2.5-3 hrs since his last feeding, but doesn't wake and root around like he did in the NICU even when we change his diaper and such prior to feeding. And when he gets to the bottle, he'll eat for 10 minutes and fall asleep. I feel lucky if he gets 30 mL in before he falls asleep. Burping him, tickling him, changing his diaper again - nothing wakes him up enough to suck and eat more.
What can I do? What's with the change? It's driving me nuts! He was such a vigorous eater, and now I feel like I'm starving my baby :(