My 7.5 month old won't drink her bottle

Betsy - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




My daughter is 7.5 months old. She loves her bottle and always end up finishing it, but recently she takes FOREVER!

She waves it around and plays with it, looks around and gets too distracted. It doesn't even work for me to hold it for her and be in a room all alone. She still won't drink it.

It gets very frustrating because it often takes almost an hour to finish her bottle when it normally takes her maybe 20 minutes, not even.

If I take it away from her she throws a fit and wants it back.

She eats her baby food really well. At what point do I give her less milk and more food?

What do I do?


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Brandy - posted on 10/13/2009




when my daughter was that age she did the same thing, we just took the bottles and gave her a sippy cup instead . It took about a week or so for her to get used to it. from them on she wouldnt take a bottle.

Michele - posted on 10/13/2009




It's not bad to try to feed her more food now. And maybe she has gas or real full and not wanting to eat. If she has gas maybe you would like to try and give her peppermint water that has alway's worked for me instead of medican. It's like the mother has said the thing's they used in the old day's always work and it has for me. So i hope you have good luck. Michele

Nicole - posted on 10/05/2009




First, transfer the milk from a bottle to a soft spout sippy cup with a stopper, of course. Do not give her the bottle back for any reason... hide them all. Give her her breakfast of cerreal ( or whatever...she gets), with the sippy cup. Let her have it all day long with and without food. When she is thristy, she will drink from it, trust me. She wont die from lack of drinking. In the meantime, give her breakfast, then about 2 1/2 hours later, give her a small snack.. a cracker or two, some fruit...w/e.. Then another 2 and 1/2 hours later, give her lunch. Again with the cup. Do not give up on that. about 2 hours later, give her another snack. Then two more dinner. Then right before you do your bed time routine, give her more cereal. Just keep giving her the cup constantly. She will get used to the new schedule and cup. We had to do this with my son when he was about the same age. jsut feed her every 2-3 hours throughout the day and make sure the milk or whatever is in the cup doesnt spoil. She'll be alright..She might not like it, but dont give in and she'll get over it.

Lisa - posted on 10/05/2009




You could put it in a sippy cup my sister in law did with her boys at that age actually thay were just a little younger just find one that is really safe like a spill proof.

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She is just at a stage where she is testing things out she might be too full from the babyfood and dosent want the bottle she is also testing to see how far u will go with her playing around just relax and she will drink her bottle soon.....

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