My baby doesn't want to eat or drink anything but breast milk.

Jasmine - posted on 05/23/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter is about a week away from being 8 months and she wont eat any baby food. .. every time the spoon even gets near her she turns her head starts to fuss... I have tried a bunch of different type of food, different textures, store bands and even homemade... when she was about 5 months she was eating the bay carrots and she loved it but that only lasted for about a week... Sometimes as I am eating I feed her table foods, ofcoarse very small pieces... and she actually eats that and doesnt scream, cry, or fuss.. but she will only eat a few bites .. hardly any at all.. somedays she doesnt even really want that... Also she is breast fed... Its been very hard for me to get anything done or even to leave her with a family member for a little while .. because she refuses to take a bottle.. everytime ive tried she acts like someone is murdering her... Ive been having a problem feeding her anything other then breast milk.... when anyone watches her for a little while she gives them a hard time, even if the try to give her pumped breast milk in a botle. she only wants it straight from the breast and its been very stressful. ive tried sippy cups also I put water in it.. sometimes she actually drink alil water but I mean a very little amount.. most of the time she just likes chewing on the nipple piece..I also put apple juice in the sippy cup and she doesnt want it... .I am worried she is not getting enough vitamins and nutrients.. I do give her the liquid vitamins everyday(trivisol).. Also I really need to get back to school and work.. does anyone have advice, something that may help with my situation.

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Lana - posted on 05/24/2013

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You could also try mixing in your breast milk with PREPARED formula. Every week or so mix in LESS breast milk until she will accept plain formula. Worked like a charm! My daughter only takes formula on the weekends anyway.
PREPARED- meaning mixed per directions and THEN added to breaks milk. DO NOT mix powered formula into breast milk. It is too tough on babies tummy.

Lana - posted on 05/24/2013

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Did you try breast flow bottles? They are the only ones my daughter will accept. Oh and she doesn't have to eat baby food. Breast babies don't have to have that stuff it is really just for practice. I understand your plight as I have been there. Hang in there it should get better.

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