6 month old isn't eating

PAULICA - posted on 06/17/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi, I need some help. My 6 month old baby just recently started to refuse his formula milk. He never really liked solids but always had a bottle on time. Now, he refuses to drink his milk but he loves to drink water or juice. I'm stressing because I don't know if he's getting enough nutrients. Need advice on what to do next?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/17/2015

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No, he's not. Juice and water are NOT what you should be giving him, at all, at this age. Stop offering either. He'll drink his formula when he's hungry.
The reason he's refusing formula is because you (at some point) offered him juice instead, and since that is sugary sweet, he likes it better. It has little nutritional value.

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PAULICA - posted on 06/17/2015

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Thanks for the great advice... I will stop offering him juice but where I live the climate is hot so I gave him water so he don't be dehydrated. but I will continue to wait until he is hungry and wants formula. He has teeth already so I definitely don't want pre-cavities.

Cayleigh - posted on 06/17/2015

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Shawnn has a good point. The sugars in the juice can cause pre-cavities in teeth, even if the baby teeth haven't broken through yet. Some good advice I heard when I was doing my child psych program was that a child (or baby) will never starve themselves. They may refuse food at any given time, but rest assured, if you keep offering what's healthy for them they will eventually eat it when they're hungry.

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