Irini - posted on 03/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter was exclusively breastfed for 10 months. We began incorporated cow's milk into her diet to supplement one feeding a day since our doctor didn't feel it was necessary to transition to formula for two months and then to whole milk. To my surprise, she had no issues with the shift.
Two weeks later, due to a nasty viral infection, our doctor recommended we introduce formula rather than cow's milk to help us narrow down the cause of her symptoms.
At her 1-year check, he gave us the go ahead to start her on whole milk except now she refuses any bottle that isn't breastmilk or formula. I have already tried 1 part milk to 3 parts formula to help transition her but she refuses to drink from those after a few sips. (Her dad is a chef and we always joked that she had a very developed pallet though the laughs are now on us.) I've also tried giving her milk at different temperatures and from a cup instead of from a bottle but she just flips it over and watches the milk drip out.
I was hesitant to introduce formula in the first place but now feel stuck. I decided to take the pressure both of us and stall for a few weeks. Any suggestions for phase 2.