My son's eating habits

Brandi - posted on 05/17/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Since my son was 2 months old, I've had to put rice cereal in his bottle because of reflux. Now, he's 8½ months old and doesnt want to have ANY type of food unless it's in a bottle. And he only wants things like vanilla custard, bananas, Hawaiian delight, raspberries, etc. Please help!

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Dove - posted on 05/17/2016

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If he keeps refusing then he should probably see the doctor, but if you remain firm and consistent about not giving in... he should start to drink the formula soon enough. Start offering it plain before bedtime tonight and keep offering it plain starting first thing in the morning (unless he still wakes at night... in which case offer it plain then as well). He should be hungry enough to take it by then... or w/in a few hours of waking up. If he still absolutely refuses you can offer him an ounce or two of water in a sippy cup to keep him from getting dehydrated (but not more than this because he NEEDS to be drinking his milk).

If you've been doing this for 6.5 months it's going to be a hard habit to break, but better now than to keep letting this horrible and potentially dangerous habit continue any longer.

Brandi - posted on 05/17/2016

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Thank you for responding :-) I tried giving him straight formula by itself and he absolutely refused it. He didn't drink anything for almost 8 hours, with me trying! It scared me so bad I resorted to giving in so he would eat something... Would I have to bring him to an eating councilor?

Dove - posted on 05/17/2016

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Stop putting food in his bottles completely. At this young of an age he can do just fine w/ formula only. Offer him easy to manage finger foods (bananas are fine, but also start introducing things like cooked carrots or sweet potato, other soft fruits, cheerios, etc...) once or twice a day and let him decide when he's ready to eat.

Any foods w/ added sugar is completely unnecessary and should be eliminated or seriously limited. His formula (or breast milk) has all the sugar his body needs. Single ingredient foods (if baby food) or healthy fresh or homemade things.

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