8 month old doesn't want to drink bottles anymore...HELP!!!

Ashley - posted on 07/15/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 8 months old & has ALWAYS been a great eater (& still is minus this bottle issue). Right now this is how her eating schedule has been (its been this same way since she has been on solids at 4 months with increasing food amounts as she seems to want to). Morning bottle (6 oz.) @ 8:00a.m. then a stage 2 fruit...small snack of a small handful of yogurt bites or actual baby yogurt (also with her snacks she gets 1 oz. of juice--so its about 3-4 oz. of juice a day)-Lunch @ 12:00p.m. usually a meat dinner combo of some sort like vegetable beef or what have u...& a 6 oz. bottle-then another small snack of a small handful of gerger puffs or a rice biscuit thing-then dinner @ 4:00 p.m. which is a stage 2 veggie & a 6 oz. bottle--another snack @ 6 p.m. a piece of fresh fruit or a steamed veggie in her mesh food holder--then last she has a bedtime bottle @ 8:30p.m. which is 8 oz. And this schedule has worked BEAUTIFULLY up until 2 days ago where she just flat out will NOT drink her bottles for me anymore (except for the bedtime one--she always drinks that). I just don't know what to do...should i b concerned about this? I think i might call her ped in the a.m. for some advice but any suggestions or helpful tips from u guys would b great--everyone on here always has such great advice. I just don't want her to get malnourished or stop gaining weight like she is supposed to. I have tried giving her the bottle 1st b4 food & last after food...tried feeding her less food...tried cutting snacks out--nothing has worked! PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Phyllis - posted on 07/25/2010

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It could be that your daughter is done with the bottle. Get her a sippy cup that does not have a nipple on it. They have some that has straws as well. Some kids stop the bottle on their own and others have to be retrained. Don't sweat it. Sounds like she is breaking herself.

Cheryl - posted on 07/22/2010

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I wouldnt worry over that it just mean she is ready to get rid of the bottle. My second son got rid of the bottle at 8 months. He was on table food. And had a good appitite.

Melissa - posted on 07/19/2010

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I dont think her not having a bottle is a bad thing. It looks like she is getting all t he nutrients she needs. Shes a pretty good eater so it shouldn't really matter...You can try a big girl cup with a straw in it. She might want to be like her mommy and be a big girl...

Ashley - posted on 07/16/2010

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no i tried the sippy cup thing...thnx for the suggestion--im gonna ride out the weekend & see how she does n then call her doc monday if things don't improve.

Cathy - posted on 07/16/2010

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Would she drink it from a sippy cup? Other than that I don't know definately call the ped.

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