I'm usually quite confident with feeding choices for my DD but this one I'm a bit unsure of...
DD is 9 months old and has been mixed fed since she was 4 weeks, although primarily breastfed. She had always been happy to have a bottle of formula provided to her by anyone.
DD started daycare at 7 months old and won't drink formula there. I thought because she'd been mixed fed from so young there would be no problems, I was wrong
She eats plenty of solids and drinks lots of water at daycare.
She is BF in the morning and evening and every 2-3 hr overnight.
When she isn't at daycare she will BF during the day. I don't make an effort to BF, DD will grab my b00bs and start feeding of her own accord
I'm not sure if I should ask her carers to really push her to drink formula during the day?
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19-03-2016 20:23 #1
Refuses formula at daycare
19-03-2016 20:30 #2
Go with your gut instinct! Me, personally I wouldn't get them to push it. She's still getting breastmilk, eating heaps etc. I provided expressed breastmilk for my DD at daycare, she wasn't that interested in it. I think the older kids eating and drinking water distracts them and they want to copy! (Obviously if weight gain is a concern, get them to push it more)
19-03-2016 20:37 #3
19-03-2016 20:39 #4
If she's getting enough intake and is happy, I wouldn't push.
My daughter refused to feed at all at childcare however we had big weight issues and she kept getting UTI's so they pushed on.
19-03-2016 20:43 #5
Refuses formula at daycare
My youngest never had formula and started daycare at 6 months. She refused so much expressed milk there in bottles I gave up and made sure I breastfed her when I dropped her off and as soon as I arrived to pick her up.
If they're eating solids on the other days I wouldn't worry. But my daughter was only in care 2 days a week at that age so it wasn't worth the worry.
19-03-2016 21:19 #6
My middle child also refused bottles at that age in daycare. But she survived with food and water. Again no weight issues plus it was only 2 days a week.
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