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Re: Formula aversion


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Posted by Marie W. on September 15, 2003 at 11:29:45:

In Reply to: Re: Formula aversion posted by Elizabeth on September 15, 2003 at 10:40:01:

: : 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).

: Hi there!

: Marie, are you sure he is not teething or catching a cold? Also, has he had a hematocrit check? Do you give him vitamins? Vitamins can cause hunger and may encourage him to eat. I would start whole milk in addition to vitamins. He may actually love milk and 2 months is not far away from 1 year.

: Good luck.

As always, thanks Elizabeth for your valuable input. I am not giving my son vitamins. I know I should. And what is a hematocrit check? Oh and yes he is teething. His first top tooth just cut through two days ago. He has had his first three teeth in a span of 2-3 weeks.


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