I'm trying to wean my daughter - with great difficultly I have to add! She takes the bottle fine with EBM and also fine when I started giving her some formula bottles. The first formula I gave her made her very constipated so was advised by my CHN to switch to one with less iron which I did but ever since she drank some of the new formula (I don't think she liked the taste) she is really protesting and refusing to have the bottle near her regardless of what's in it now and regardless of who is giving it to her!
She screams and pushes it away.
Why is this weaning business so hard! Does anyone have any advice?
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01-07-2013 11:14 #1
9 month old now refuses the bottle since change of formula
01-07-2013 11:18 #2Senior Member
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What formula did you start with and what did you swap to? Could you also do a mix of ebm and formula in the one bottle. Starting with more ebm than formula and slowly decrease ebm amount and increase formula amount
01-07-2013 11:34 #3
Try a slow wean over... like mixing ebm and formula slowly so that she gets used to the taste. ..
Also trying the bottle if she dream feeds so that she is quite sleepy with the feed.
If there is a serious aversion. . do not force the issue. . that can make it worse. Try feeding in a different place. .eg if you feed in a rocker in her bedroom try feeding on the couch in the lounge room. Or if you have a bouncer feed her in the bouncer or similar. .. so the situation feels different.
Is it possible the teats are too fast or anything??
01-07-2013 12:09 #4
She started on Bellamys organic which she liked and drank with no hesitation but made her a little constipated and vomited - only sometimes but I think she was guzzling to much and it was heavy on her tummy compared to breast milk. Was told by CHN to change to karicare aptimal gold or nan HA but i choose karicare cause it had better reviews and she drank only less then half a bottle but obviously didn't like the taste (it does taste different cause I tried both to compare, it's quite strong in flavor)
I'm wondering if I should just put her back on bellamys and up her water and fruit (pear) intake to help with poos?
I can't even get her to take a bottle with EBM in it now because I think she thinks its the karicare and won't put the bottle near her mouth.
I will try and give her a bottle through the night tonight of the bellamys and see if her being a little sleepy helps. Ill also try feeding her somewhere different through the day.
This is so hard
01-07-2013 12:21 #5
Does she need the calories? Because you can make up the formula with a bit more water which might help with the constipation.
02-07-2013 07:18 #6
02-07-2013 07:30 #7
We use ballamy and was told it was one of the most basic ones?
Could you go back to it and offer water as well or was the spewing bad
02-07-2013 07:37 #8
I would try Bellamy's again and as you said try and offer more water, etc for constipation.
I am a big Bellamy's fan
02-07-2013 07:39 #9
02-07-2013 13:32 #10
i would call the aba, they must have some usual advice on the matter?
ds was always mixed fed and then refused the boob so im not much help sorry
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