Apologies, I am not sure which thread to post this in.
My near 1 year old refuses to drink. She has tiny breast feeds, so small that I am not sure that it is worth continuing them anymore. However, I have not been able to get her to drink much else. She has never been able to drink from a bottle, will only take a couple of sips of water from a sippy cup each day, and, will only have a single sip from an open-topped cup if I offer it to her. I have tried multiple bottles, sippy cups, and open-topped cups, as well as formula and cows milk. I have flavoured cows milk with milo, vanilla essence, and Nesquick strawberry, and fresh banana. She won't suck on icy-poles/pedialyte icypoles. After eating, she will have a few sips of milo flavoured milk or vanilla milk from a spoon.
My daughter gets her calcium intake from yoghurt and milk on her breakfast cereal. I am more concerned about keeping her hydrated, than I am about her calcium intake.
This has been a long-term problem. I posted a thread once before about her not drinking. Health professionals have been unconcerned, as she is not constipated (though she was for a month when a bit younger). Her nappies are wet a few times a day, but there is very little urine.
I think that her refusal to drink much is uncommon, as I haven't been able to get any advice or further understanding from medical professionals.
I am wondering if there are any parents on Bubhub that have experienced this with one of their bubs. What did you do to keep your bub hydrated? Did he/she ever end up starting to drink? Did you find out any reason for why your bub didn't want to drink? Were there any medical professionals that were able to help you.