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Re: Formula aversion


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Posted by Kelly M on September 15, 2003 at 11:29:34:

In Reply to: Formula aversion posted by Marie W. on September 15, 2003 at 10:25:27:

: My 10 and a half month old never was a big eater. He seems to be developing an aversion towrds either the formula or his bottle. His total formula intake has now dropped to 8-10 oz a day. He has one bottle when he wakes up. He has 5 oz if I am lucky. He will have another 4-5 oz in the afternoon. He refuses his bedtime bottle completely. His other meals of the day are lunch and dinner. He refuses to eat breakfast. I don't know how he gets by with such little food.

: Do you think I should start him on whole milk - I'm wondering if he hates the taste of the formula suddenly. I was hoping to wait until 12 months before I started milk, but I will if there's no other choice.

: Or is he self weaning from the bottle? He seems less interested in the bottle these days. After drinking 3-4 oz he starts playing with the bottle, or just slips out of my hold and crawls away. Bottle feeding is becoming a struggle. He is still not comfortable with a sippy cup. He sucks a little bit and then throws the cup down.

: He is otherwise a healthy and a very active baby (weighing a little over 19 lbs).

My daughter when the same at 10 months old, it turn out to be bad teething as she had 4 teeth coming through at the same time at the top. She would not eat or take a bottle either for about 2 weeks. Soon as them teeth came through she was back to her normal self.

You could try cows milk i guess 2 months early wont hurt him.

Hope this helped a bit
Best wishes
Kelly M


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