My baby wants solids and not bottles HELP!!! lol

Amy - posted on 12/22/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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What should i do when my 6 month old son would prefer solids rather than his bottle and wont drink water or baby juice??

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Rachel - posted on 12/22/2008

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When my son was 6 months, he ate solids for breakfast (usually stage 2 or 3 oatmeal) then 4 oz. of bottle, lunch was meat sticks, and a veggie and 4 oz. of bottle, dinner was fruit, veggie, meat and 6 oz. bottle, bedtime was 8 oz. bottle. My doc said that 18 oz is enough for them to drink, so I just tried to make it to that. He was much more interested in foods than anything and never drank water or juice til he turned 1...If he's not taking the bottle, try feeding him less food, offer bottle, if still hungry more food. Good luck and keep me posted!

Tara - posted on 12/22/2008

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Try feeding him milk out of a sippy cup or regular cup. As long as he's eating the food he should be at this stage and taking in water or milk he'll be fine. I wouldnt reccommend giving him juice though... :S

Melissa - posted on 12/22/2008

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My son did the exact same thing. He is a hungry boy and as soon as he got solids it was bye bye bottle. I fed him cereal mixed with his formula with each meal. That way I knew he was getting the milk still. Still keep offering him the bottle though.

Shannon - posted on 12/22/2008

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Will he drink from sippy cups with his food??? My daughter was like that once she started food... she only would burse at night. So, we gave her sippy cups with all her meals and she drank fine... that way she still got the benefits of my milk as well as her food!

Roberta - posted on 12/22/2008

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It depends on what you are feeding him. If he is eating veggies then I wouldn't worry about it too much. If he is hungry then he will ask for more. Don't worry about the juice because you don't want him to be drinking it too often anyway. I would still offer a bottle at times that you think that he should have one. Remember that the food you are feeding him tastes way better than anything you are feeding him through a bottle, and that is probably why he wants it! He does not have the ability to overeat at this time in his life...they just don't know how. Relax and let him call the shots. Just make sure to listen to what he is telling you and still offer him a bottle. BTW he is beautiful!!

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