bottle after cereal

Aubrey - posted on 02/17/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daugther is eating cereal 3 times a day. However, when she's finished with her cereal she won't drink any of her formula! How do i get her to drink her formula after her cereal? I know how important the formula is to her growth so please help me!

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September - posted on 02/17/2010

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I was told by our pediatrician that you offer the bottle before the cereal since the formula is what's most important at this stage in life. If you think about it, she is getting full from the cereal and thus making her less interested in the milk. Talk to your pediatrician is you’re concerned.

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Ashleigh - posted on 02/22/2010

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You could just be over feeding or she just isn't hungry. I would try waiting an hour or so after cereal to offer a bottle.

Aubrey - posted on 02/22/2010

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Thanks! She is drinking formula fist thing in the morning and then after her nap she'll drink it again (6oz) and then the next time she's hungry she will eat rice cereal and drink deluted apple juice and we just keep alternating it. she loves it and she's getting all the nutrients she needs!

KaiCee - posted on 02/22/2010

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I'm sure it's fine that she isnt drinking as much formula...she is getting the nutrients she needs from the cereal anyways...next time your at the docs just let them know..but if she is growing and healthy then there is no problem! my daughter is slowly starting the reject the bottle too..i do the same and make sure she has some at least...as long as your baby is getting the nutrients she needs thats all that matters!

Aubrey - posted on 02/18/2010

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Well i usually only give her a bottle in the morning and then she goes back to sleep for a few hours when she wakes up i give her cereal probably 2tbsp and she does drink a little of the bottle first and then realizes she wants cereal! The next time she wants to eat i will try the formula before the cereal and she doesn't want to take it! i make sure she drinks at least three oz of it and then give her cereal and a little juice. I guess all babies are different but i think she's starting to do better although sometimes she fusses and does not want the bottle at all???? other times she'll take it.

KaiCee - posted on 02/17/2010

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My daughter who is 5 months did the same. I cut back on the amount of cereal I was giving her at a time so that she would drink more of her bottle during the day. I was giving her only 1 tbsp. 2 times a day now I am giving her 2 tbsp. twice a day. In another couple days I am going to start giving her 2 tbsp in the morn 1 tbsp at lunch and then 2 tbsp before bed and then just slowly up it from there until she can start eating baby jar food. Every babe is different though so if you feel like your baby isnt getting enough formula just cut back on the cereal intake for a bit. :)

Lisamarie - posted on 02/17/2010

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You can buy juices for 4 months onwards. I started feeding my daughter solids at 4 months and trying to think bac, I'm pretty sure she just had juice with hers.

If you feel like she needs more formula, you could try giving her less cereal and leave her for a few minutes for her food to digest. At five months she should be having five 7 ounce bottles in 24 hours (on average wot most babies need, but all babies vary).

Lisamarie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hi, I'm not too sure how old your daughter is but my son is 7 months and he doesn't always have a bottle after his food, I give him juice with it. Occassionally, he has a nap after and always has a bottle before, my 3 yr old was the same at that age too. I think as long as your daughter is over six months, she should only be having three 7 ounce bottles in 24 hours on top of her solid foods. Hope that helps. :)

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