im breast feeding my 9 month old baby she seems not to reallt want it any more and also dont want to drink fresh milk what do i do

Amanda - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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i feed her baby food and grown up food also i also give her juice please help i no she needs the milk

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It could be a nursing strike or just a distracted baby. Babies under 12 months don't wean themselves without mom unknowingly encouraging it. Try nursing her in a dark, quiet room. If you keep offering she will come back to the breast and you don't have to worry about switching her to whole milk until you're ready to wean.

Samantha - posted on 05/28/2010

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mwell my daughter is now three and she drank fomula till 12 months then wouldent touch milk after that until she started having cereal but she may not be gettin enough as she should but it never seemed to affect my child just fill in with water and juice around 4-5 oz

Jacquelyn - posted on 01/02/2009

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Your baby may have outgrown the taste of breast milk. My baby started to refuse my breast milk at age 18 months. I had to switch milk a few times to see which one suits her. Eventually she settled for a vanilla flavored milk.

Lorilynne - posted on 01/02/2009

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Does she not want breastmilk or does she just not want to nurse? You can always pump and give it to her in a sippy cup. You could do bottle but if she's already using a cup, it would probably be better to just put it in there that way you don't have to wean her off the bottle. My daughter started getting antsy with breastfeeding at 9 months and had completely weaned herself at 11 months. I discussed it with her pediatrician and he said it would be ok to give her the milk as it was only a month early but I had to watch her carefully for any signs of allergies or digestion issues. She was fine though but I would talk to your ped before taking that step as it really isn't recommended until they hit a year.

Judy - posted on 01/02/2009

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I'm an older mom so when my little one didn't want milk or formula he drank cows milk. I also mixed 1/2 pedisure he drinks it still. He also drinks a lot of joice and water. My older boys started milk at 8 months and neither has a problem.

Alexis - posted on 01/02/2009

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I don't know if this is the best idea, but I had to stop nursing my daughter at 10 months and she refused a bottle and any brand of formula. She hated formula so much that she could even detect it hidden in foods! Since I could no longer pump my milk, and your not supposed to give cows milk before 12 months, I just gave her water and occasionally some juice (about 4 oz a day). It was only for 2 months to bridge the gap until she could have the cows milk. I was careful however to watch her diet and she was taking her vitamins so that she was not deprived of the nutrients she needed. She was given lots of cheese and the yogurt with DHA. I don't think this is the best way to go, but she is just fine, gained weight and grew normally. Maybe you should check with what your pediatrician recommends.

Peita-Marie - posted on 01/01/2009

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I would give her formula like the other mum's have said as it is the best for them. Also you could express and give it to her in a bottle just depends if its the taste she is not really wanting. My Daughter is 15mths old now and doesn't like cows milk at all, she has been on formula since she was 3 days old as i never got my milk in and she is a perfect little angel. Hope this helps :)

Jamie - posted on 01/01/2009

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please don't give her cows milk before 12 months. This has been found to be the cause of many food allergies...especially to milk. Their bodies can't take it. I would stick with formula until she's old enough to drink milk.

Becky - posted on 01/01/2009

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If she doesn't want to breastfeed, will she take the breastmilk in a bottle? Otherwise she still needs the formula like Melissa stated in her post.

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