My 9mo DD is half breast fed and half bottle fed. Last week she had a fever that lasted for a few days, then she stopped drinking out of her bottle. I took her to the doctor and found out she had a throat infection, which is why she stopped drinking. But now she is back to normal and still won't drink her bottle.
I've tried so many different things, she won't drink out of a sippy cup. She will drink water out of a mount franklin water bottle, I tried to trick her by putting the formula in instead, but as soon as she smells it she clamps up. I've tried making her weet-bix on formula as well but same result. I'm wondering if she is associating the smell of the formula with the pain she had in her throat? I tried switching formulas but no go.
I'm worried because I don't have enough milk in my breasts to sustain her for the whole day, which is why I started weaning her in the first place. She's been on formula for 3 1/2 months now.
So here are my questions:
Has anyone else had this problem? How did you fix it?
Does my DD really need to be drinking formula at this age or can I switch her to full cream cows milk?
Please help, I'm very worried about her health and I don't want her to become dehydrated. Thank you.