My 18 weeks old baby appears to have less interest in her bottles. She is only drinking approximately 20 to 24 ounces of milk instead of the recommended 30 to 35. She has become more irritable, crying, biting her hands and tethers. When I give her a bottle, she drinks a few ounces then chews on it and tries to spit it out of her mouth. She does not seem to have much of an appetite. I took her to my GP, who said she appeared to be teething and that her temperature, ear, nose, and throats were fine. She is also making strange noises and crying when anyone other than me picks her up. She normally has one dirty nappy per day and about six wet ones. She is smiling and follows things with her eyes and picks up things with her hands. She also appears to be sleeping more than before. At 15 weeks, her weight was normal, and her growth was fine. Could this be teething?
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Her birth weight was 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and at 15 weeks her weight was 12 pounds and 10 ounces. She holds up her head when sitting and will hold up head and arms when lying on her belly. She does not roll over yet, but has a lot of leg movement and moves a lot on the mat. She now takes 4 to 5 ounces bottles, five times a day. However, after about 3 ounces, she appears to think she has had enough. She had been drinking 5 to 6 ounces.
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