my 7 month old wont drink from her sippy cup. or jucie from her bottle, i cant keep giving her her fourmula cuz she over eats and gets sick.. any sugestions?

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Is your daughter getting sick from eating too fast? If so, try changing the nipple flow. When my daughter was around 7 months i started her on a sippy cup but she didn't want anything to do with it. I waited about a month and tried again and she liked it. Be patient, she will come around to the idea. It's really important you consult your pediatrician regarding your daughters eating.

Julia - posted on 03/09/2009

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Sippy cups with the soft rubber nipple are good. They work well for teething babies.

Julia - posted on 03/09/2009

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Your baby should be drinking formula frequently enough throughout the day and she shouldn't need additional drinks during the day. If she was refusing meals, you may want to consult your doctor, but other than that I'd keep encouraging her to drink water from a sippy cup so that she starts getting familiar with them, but hold off on juice.

Samantha - posted on 03/09/2009

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i always water it down, she did like the pedialyte. i just had to hold the sippy for her, she always wants my water, so when i give her some shes happy and drinks it. any suggestions on sippy cups to buy?

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Instead of juice, we give our sons pedialyte.  He seems to take it pretty well. It is not loaded with sugar and gives hydration. We too are trying my youngest son on a sippy cup...he's 9months. We make the bottle for formula and a sippy for the pedialyte. If you think she's over eating you might want to try giving her more solid foods and less formula.  We mix a 4oz jar of baby food with rice cereal and then give the formula bottle after.  If she still spits up after, try giving her some of the formula, break so she can burp herself or you burp her, then the remaining formula.  It might just be that she gets too much at once without a break to burp.



Good Luck!

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I would talk to your doctor. A 7 month old should have a certain amount of formula until at least a year. Juice is LOADED with sugar, and should be limited and watered down especially at such a young age. I would also not worry too much about a 7 month old drinking from a sippy cup. Most pediatricians don't want babies off bottles until 12-18 months, so you still have some time. From the picture, your daughter does not look overweight at all so maybe it's the formula she is on or possibly acid reflux??? Maybe making her take more breaks while drinking would help get her formula down and keep it down??? (My daughter spit up/got sick til almost 13 months) I would be calling the doctor for either a phone consult or to set up an appt. to discuss your concerns.

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