Written by Bella Dalima
23 Aug, 2014 | 3:31 pm
Adorable tot Amara Chiedozie learned to feed herself when she was just three days old.
The newborn, who is now aged two weeks, took matters into her own hands when she “grabbed” her bottle during a feed and held it to her mouth unaided.
She first did it at three days old and now – at three weeks old – regularly holds her bottle and pushes it aside when she is full up.
Her mum Onyi, 20, who is using a combination of breast and bottle feeding, said everyone is amazed by the feat.
“She was crying as she was hungry and when we were feeding, she started shaking, then she just grabbed the bottle,” she said. “She was holding it by herself.
“We couldn’t believe it because babies don’t normally do it that young. I’m so shocked that I have been documenting it every day. It’s unbelievable.”
“Even nurses are really surprised. When my health support nurse came she was shocked as well. She couldn’t believe that this could happen.
“Whenever we go to appointments, we take pictures of her doing it. The midwife, and even the doctor we had an appointment with on Saturday, was actually amazed – they all couldn’t believe it.”
Amara was born at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Essex, on August 3 weighing 6lbs 3oz. Single mum Onyi, a student from nearby Chadwell Heath, is baffled by her daughter’s amazing ability.
She said: “I just think she has a lot of strength, I’m not sure why though. She wasn’t particularly heavy when she was born.
“When she doesn’t want it she will push it away. She isn’t strong enough to throw it away, but she does push it away, like she does with her dummy.
“If she is really hungry, she starts shaking. Then she will just grab the bottle as you give it to her.”
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