Baby Won T Take Formula

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arden222 - November 19

does this happen? what do you do? he will eat solids and finger snacks but has no interest in taking a bottle, it has been 4 days he will only take maybe one or two a day and it is early in the morning when he wakes up starving. also, i use the playtex ventaire advanced bottles the fastest flow, but still seems slow, can i widen the nipple? any suggestions on all this is appreciated!

 

Malica - November 19

Are you sure he wants the fastest flow? My dd is 14 months and didn't like it when we tried to switch her from Level 2 to Level 3 nipples. Are you switching from b___stfeeding, or have you ever given him b___st milk in a bottle? You may need to try more than one bottle/type of nipple before you find one he likes. If he's already used to a bottle but is just now trying formula, you may need to try another formula. You may also want to try having someone else give him the bottle while you're no where in sight. If he's used to the b___st he'll be trying to hold out for that if you're the one trying to give him the bottle (and he knows mommy's b___st are right there, so he might get mad)

 

arden222 - November 19

he has been on formula since 6 months and i forgot to mention we use the playtex along with also gerber medium flow and playtex liner bottles too. he uses all of them without a problem but lately he just doesn't want to drink his formula, it seems he is bored with it now that he can eat finger foods. he won't even let the bottle near his mouth and pushes it away as soon as he sees it. it looks like it is just a choice that he is uninterested in the bottle, however he will drink the formula & water straight from an open cup, but its a much smaller amount than when he will take the time to relax with a bottle. any other suggestions? is it a phase?

 

DDT - November 19

How old is he? does does he take a sippy cup? if he does try giving him his formula in a sippy cup. Even if he takes very little its better than nothing at all. It's probably a phase he's going through. Wanting to be independent. Depending on his age he might be ready to go to a sippy cup comepletely if his rejection of the bottle is long-term.

 

DDT - November 19

BTW try the Nuby sippy cups. Great product. They have silicone nipples that are similiar in texture to the bottle nipple. They are a great way to introduce the sippy cup to a 7-8 month old.

 

arden222 - November 20

he is 10 mths. im afraid he's not getting enough nutrients. he can definitely take a sippy but he'll take a few gulps here and there and that is it. so the intake is not nearly as much as it used to be, he is just learning to walk almost independently and is constantly distracted because he wants to get up and keep moving all the time. do you think that he will be okay? i try to mix the formula into the food as much as i can, but his intake for the formula has dropped dramatically.

 

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