Is it normal for the baby not to want formula after being introduced to baby food?

Kim - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I can't seem to get my daughter to drink any formula during the day since being introduced to baby foods. I'm worried she will not get the needed nutrients. Is this normal??

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Kim - posted on 11/04/2009

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I've consulted the pediatrician and the baby has to intake at least 20 ounces a day. She told me to cut the baby food down to 2 times a day rather than three. I've tried it today and it seems to be working so far. Thank you girls for all your help. Good luck to all!! :)

Terra - posted on 11/04/2009

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My son started on baby food at about 5 months old. He prefers it also. He doesn't drink as much formula as the doctors say that he should, but he also eats more baby food then they think is necessary. I just figure that it equals out to what he needs to be eating. He will still take a bottle though, of course I put rice in it. Have you tried that? Of course Whitney is also right about the teething and ear infections. If it persist I would probably consult my pediatrician about it.

Whitney - posted on 11/03/2009

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it could be that your baby is teething, also...my baby rejects the bottle b/c it hurts his teeth - sometimes they also reject the bottle when they have an ear infection b/c it hurts their ears when they suck?

Marnie - posted on 11/03/2009

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My daughter is the exact same. I try to give her her formula before I feed her solids and it has worked a bit. She enjoys her solid food more though. I just try to make sure she is still getting over 20ounces of formula a day...some days it's 20 some 28. I think it is natural that they drop the amount of formula but they should still be getting over 20ounces as it has more nutrients then the food. My daughter is also small for her age so I am constantly worried!!! Good luck and keep me posted if you get any good tips

Amy - posted on 11/03/2009

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I know that this happened to me regarding nursing. Try giving it 1/2 hour before the meal or cut it down to 2 meals a day if you're doing 3. I had one little girl that would only drink a bottle in her highchair.

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