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    Default Baby refuses morning bottle

    My daughter is 7 months old and isn't interested in her morning bottle, and hasn't been for about the last month. I'm lucky if I can get her to drink 50mL. So over the last few days, I haven't even bothered with a bottle before breakfast because she won't drink it anyway, so she gets up, I make her breakfast straight away (toast or pancakes, with fruit), then soon after she's ready for a sleep so I get a bottle ready and she's still not interested, this morning she had 30mL. I'm not worried about her being dehydrated because she drinks water with her meals and still has a bottle through the night, but I guess I just don't know whether it matters for her not to have that bottle, she usually drinks around 500-600mL of formula in 24 hours plus solids and water, is that enough? Any tips would be appreciated :-)

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    what about trying her on a smoothie? blend say a banana with her formula and see if she will drink that? what about putting it in a cup with a teat or similar? i guess its just trial and error

    sorry i cant offer any other solution

    i wish you luck...

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    Wow a smoothie is a good idea! I guess if I make it really thin she should be able to drink it out of a sippy cup with a straw (I've tried her with a straw and she can do it). I'll try that tomorrow, thanks :-)

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    let me know how she goes with it..

    i would also try just straight formula in a cup with straw and see if she will drink it that way,, she may have just decided the bottle wasnt her thing anymore for that morning drink...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    let me know how she goes with it..

    i would also try just straight formula in a cup with straw and see if she will drink it that way,, she may have just decided the bottle wasnt her thing anymore for that morning drink...
    I agree with this. Both my girls ditched the bottle and were onto sippy cups or straw cups around this age.

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    I'd be wary of adding things to her milk, you don't want her to start refusing it unless it a smoothie all together.., my 7 month old has started not finishing his morning bottle & dropping his morning or arvo bottle, I was told that by 8 months they should be having about 600ml in a 24hr period no based on that I would be too concerned... Just up the diary, yoghurt & cheese... You could give her cereal for began fast with formula or make a cheese sauce for dinner??

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    My son was breastfeed so a bit different but he started to self wean at this age and morning feed was the first to go so I just started adding more dairy to his diet so some morning he would have yogurt for breakfast or cereal with formula milk things like that, I mean as long as your lo is getting a good intake of dairy and still having other milk feeds through the day I wouldn't worry too much. Definitely try the smoothie maybe make it with rice or oat milk so it doesn't change the way she wants her milk all together. Good luck


 

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