Does or did your baby hate the taste of formula after being breastfed for months?

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I know I can mix the two but he still wont drink it. Any tips on how to make it taste better. I bought Enfamil A+.

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Robyn - posted on 02/02/2009

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no help here, just being nosey. my daughter is 13 mos and has always refused a botte whether it was breastmilk or formula.

Wendy - posted on 02/02/2009

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Well I breast fed my youngest for 4months, she decided one day that she wouldn't take the breast anymore. So I tried 3 different types of formula and she wouldn't even swallow either of them. My mother finally convinced me to try canned evaporated milk. She said that me and all my seven brother we raised on it and we were fine, so she is my mother, I tried it. She loved it. I just mixed it one part canned millk and 2 parts water, and in an 8 ounce bottle I would add a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar. She is 4 now and healthier than ever.

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2009

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I am a stay at home mom as well but eventually ( he is almost 5 months old) I want to wean him. He still nurses every 2 hourss, he is eating cereal as well.

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Melina - posted on 10/24/2013

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How would you mix that in a bottle because my son is refusing formula. He used to drink it just fine but ever since I stopped his formula at night and started breast feeding more he started to refuse formula.

Marilyn - posted on 02/03/2009

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My youngest refused the bottle and formula. I couldn't get her to eat cereal no matter how many different ways I mixed things.I ended up breastfeeding until she was a year

Ly - posted on 02/02/2009

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Hi there! It took me 2 months to put my daughter on the bottle and I think it wasn`t the tase but the bottle that she didn`t like.She was 6 months old when I started and after a month she drank 1 bottle per day, then 2 and after almost 2 months only wanted to bf at night...and then suddenly she rejected my breast at night!!But she never got sick of formula or anything...

Jandy - posted on 02/02/2009

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Mu daughter is the same way. I found that changing the type of nipple helped. Her least hated is the Breast Flow bottle and nipple. She refuses Avent and Playtex. I think she likes Breast Flow better because it is wider than the others and more like my breast. She still isn't thrilled about taking a bottle, but she'll do it reluctantly with that bottle.

Beth - posted on 02/02/2009

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I stoped my little girl at i think 4 or 5 months. the first time I gave it to here she got sick so then i did half and half after that she was fine.. as for my son he was only on it for about a month... I got sick needed to take meds. then had a clogged duct... let me tell you that hurt so bad they had to cut it open and everything... so i said no more brest milf for you!

Griet - posted on 02/02/2009

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Here the same as with some of the other posts above: my son did not want the bottle, regardless of the content.... in the end the only way to stop breastfeeding (because unfortunately I really had to restart working) was by having him fed with a bottle when I was not around! Whenever I tried to give him the bottle, he simply refused (so much better stuff, in MUCH better packaging nearby! ;-), but in the day care centre he drinked from the bottle without protest from day one! 8-O Typical baby stuff! You try every possible type of bottle or dummy available in stores, then it turns out they're just too smart for you...

Shana - posted on 02/02/2009

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I agree with the mixing the formual and breast milk you do have to gradually reduce the ratio of BM to formula remember breastmilk is body temperature as well not too hot not too cold...My son also needed lots of prodding to take the formual even when he had breastmilk in a bottle....I know some poeple who went right to a sippy cup with an easy flow lid like the ones you can get with  interchangeable tops for breast pump bottles ...sometimes it is easier if they are sitting up a bit to just move to a cup if theya re staring solids anyway

Shana - posted on 02/02/2009

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I agree with the mixing the formual and breast milk you do have to gradually reduce the ratio of BM to formula remember breastmilk is body temperature as well not too hot not too cold...My son also needed lots of prodding to take the formual even when he had breastmilk in a bottle....I know some poeple who went right to a sippy cup with an easy flow lid like the ones you can get with  interchangeable tops for breast pump bottles ...sometimes it is easier if they are sitting up a bit to just move to a cup if theya re staring solids anyway

Shana - posted on 02/02/2009

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I agree with the mixing the formual and breast milk you do have to gradually reduce the ratio of BM to formula remember breastmilk is body temperature as well not too hot not too cold...My son also needed lots of prodding to take the formual even when he had breastmilk in a bottle....I know some poeple who went right to a sippy cup with an easy flow lid like the ones you can get with  interchangeable tops for breast pump bottles ...sometimes it is easier if they are sitting up a bit to just move to a cup if theya re staring solids anyway

Julie - posted on 02/02/2009

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When you mix them are you using more BM than formula?  When I started weaning my son I would add 2oz formula to the BM, formula was too thick for him straight so I added it little by little.  The oatmeal is a good idea if it's the taste, but remember it will thicken it.  It's been almost 2 months and now if we're out he will drink the straight formula. 



 



Good Luck :)

Kerryann - posted on 02/02/2009

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i was blessed that my son weaned off me by himself..i went back to work when he was 11 months and i guess he wasn't getting enough milk from the breast so he stopped wanting it..my problem with breast feeding was that he was using me as a pacifer..lol..

Allison - posted on 02/02/2009

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Keep breastfeeding? That's what I did, but I am a stay at home mom... don't know your situation so I'm not going to "preach" or anything. My son hated bottles, even ones full of breastmilk... however he did give in if I was nowhere around. He was also really picky about the temperature. If the milk cooled down at all he would fuss and refuse a bottle. Maybe he's just being stubborn because he knows you and your milk jugs are readily available. Mixing them together and eventually adding more and more formula will cure the taste issue. As far as anything else goes it may just be a matter of trial and error... is it the temp? the type of bottle? the position? You'll figure it out eventually. He won't let himself starve :) Good luck!

Kerryann - posted on 02/02/2009

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i was doing both cause my milk wouldn't pump ...so when i went out he would have to deal with the bottle..he resisted at first but then he started to drink it after i kept trying.. i would do breastmilk first , like 5 mins, then i would give him about an ounce of formula.. that seem to get him to like it..hope that helps :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/02/2009

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I tested him out with a bit of water and he sucked it back so I finally figured out its not the bottle. I may try the oatmeal cereal, he eass that right now anyways. Wish me luck!

Megan - posted on 02/02/2009

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It amy not be the tast, but rather the bottle.  Have you been giving breast milk in bottles, or are you just trying bottles now?  Mine hated switching to bottles but seemed to like the formula just fine (if that makes any sense!)

Felicia - posted on 02/02/2009

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How old is your son? I know I started mixing my sons with infant oatmeal because he wouldn't take straight formula. If your son is between 4 and 6 months usually doctors say oatmeal or rice cereals are okay. Oatmeal seemed to digest better for my son. Rice made him constipated and gassy. You just add a small amount so its really runny.

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