9 month refusing bottles

Krissy - posted on 12/16/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi my son is 9 months old and was doing awesome with bottles till a few days ago he only seems to want a bottle at bed time and first thing in the morning bottles through out the day he will only drinka ounce to 3 out of them if im lucky to days he has taken in maybe 18 ounce is this enouph?? he also eats 3 meals a day with snacks

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Krissy - posted on 12/17/2010

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and as far as teeth go he gets his mouth cleaned after everything he or drinks due to his cleft pallett so im not worried about them nore are the doctors :)

Krissy - posted on 12/17/2010

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see I would do that BUT his PED put him on juice due to his bowel movements and he only has maybe 2 ounces of juice for 24 hours so I dont think juice has anything to do with the milk and he does get water as well but hates it and refuses to even touch water unless mixed with his juice or pablum

Amy - posted on 12/17/2010

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If you feel like he's not getting enough milk then stop offering him juice, it's just an empty filler anyway and doesn't offer any nutritional value. Also by offering juice you are setting your little one up to have teeth problems down the road, I only say this because I learned the hard way. If you want to offer something other then milk just offer water.

Krissy - posted on 12/16/2010

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he cant have a star or anything he has a cleft pallet theres no sucktion for him he has specail nipples and no he has no ear infection or anything he went to the clinic yesterday theres no signs on why he wont drink the bottle all they said was when food gets introduced milk comes less interestion

Joan - posted on 12/16/2010

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have you tried a cup with a straw? maybe watch for symptoms of ear infection.sucking can cause pressure which will cause pain if he has an infection.

Krissy - posted on 12/16/2010

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he cant have a sippy cup due to he was born with a cleft pallet , but at his age I know they drink less milk so is his intake a safe one?? keep in mind he also drinks his juice through out the day

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