What to do? Feeding problem..

Louise - posted on 06/23/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )





In the last week or so my 9mth old son has gone off his formula? he has only two bottles a day one in the morning and one before bed ay night, he has three meals a day and has juice,water and maybe a few for snacks.(crakers, yoghurt)

Most books say at his age he should be having at least 600ml of breastmilk or formula a day but he won't even drink 200ml on a good day..

Should i just stop all together or just keep on trying hopeing he might come around..

His weight is normal and his a very happy baby..What should i do?


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Louise - posted on 06/23/2009




Thankyou very much for your info, im sure it will all work out as i know he loves his food and i know his getting enough but sometimes you need a little help..

Thanks again.

Mel - posted on 06/23/2009




just keep offering the bottle in the morning and before bed if that is all he wants he may come around, just give alot of solids. keep an eye on his weight though. you cant always go by the book, remember the books also say newborns have to eat every 3 hours but most people feed them on demand and know that a baby at a stable weight can go all night if he wants

Ashleigh - posted on 06/23/2009




Well I would ask my pediatrician first off. My son did the same thing though but eventually started wanting the bottle more. I really don't think you should have really much to worry about though because you want to be off the bottle and off of formula by 12 months anyways. As long as he is eating his meals good!

Meghan - posted on 06/23/2009




Well, that is a little early to be off of it completely but at least he is healthy and happy. If he won't drink it you can't really force him. Also after having real food, who can blame him for not wanting formula? :) If he is doing fine, let him eat what he wants as long as it's safe.

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