Infant Feeding and Bottle Aversion

Feeding is instinctual to babies, but that doesn’t mean that it always goes smoothly. There are a number of things that can interrupt this delicate process, which leads to more stress in an already stressful situation. 

Many parent concerns are dismissed by the doctor because the baby is gaining weight. If you’re here, it means you still have concerns. And rightfully so! We urge you to seek an evaluation with our trained staff because this myth that everything is fine if they are gaining weight can lead to further aversion and more stress.

Red Flags To Watch For


  • Lip blisters
  • Poor latching and weak suck
  • Tongue and/or lip tie
  • Incoordination
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing, gagging, choking
  • Excessive spit up
  • Reflux
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Multiple short feedings
  • Failure to thrive
  • Crying and back arching during feeding
  • Colicky (crying)
  • Lethargic (sleepy) baby
  • Sleep issues/sleep apnea