Babies won't drink expressed breastmilk anymore...

Rebekah - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My boys are now nearly exclusively on formula, after being on expressed breastmilk whilst in NICU (3 months) then at home for a few months, then when my supply lessened, I used some formula, and now just formula. I still have a store of frozen expressed milk that for various reasons I just haven't used for them yet. The only problem is, they have become fussy and won't drink it anymore, even if I mix it with formula. It seems I now have to just throw the breastmilk out. Do any of you have any other ideas as to how to get them to drink it? It seems like such a waste...

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Mikayl - posted on 06/15/2009

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I agree mix it into the cereal and keep offering it to them. Remember you have to offer a baby the same food 25 to 40 times before they actually taste it and truely decied if they like it or not!!!

Lynlee - posted on 06/14/2009

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keep offering it to them, they may take it eventuslly otherwise mix it in their solid food.

Chrissy - posted on 06/14/2009

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I don't have suggestions for getting them to drink it, but I started mixing my frozen supply into cereal when she started on that. I hate to throw it out - you work so hard for it!

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