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Baby Holds Bottle And Feeds Herself At Just THREE DAYS OLD

02/10/2014 15:59 | Updated 20 May 2015

Baby holds bottle and feeds herself at just three days old

A newborn baby has amazed doctors with her ability to hold a bottle and feed herself.

Amara Chiedozie grabbed the bottle from her mum Onyi's hands and started to feed herself when she was three days old.

Now almost a month old, Amara regularly holds her own bottle when Onyi feeds her.

Onyi, 20, who is breast and bottle feeding Amara, said: "When we were feeding, she started shaking, then she just grabbed the bottle. 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.

"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, 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.

Baby holds bottle and feeds herself at just three days old

"Sometimes I hold her or sometimes you can prop her up with a pillow and give her the bottle. I'm always watching her – I don't let her out of my sight."

Amara was born weighing 6lbs 3oz on August 3 at Queen's Hospital in Romford. Proud mum Onyi said her daughter has amazed hospital staff with her ability:

"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 were actually amazed. They couldn't believe it."

We're not convinced by this. Babies can drink with the bottle propped up and these pictures just look like she's sucking on air - with the potential for a lot of wind. What do you think?

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