Jump to content
7 mo refusing bottles- would rather eat solids
4 replies to this topic
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:22 PM
A quick question for you all.
I have a 7 month old daughter and she has been on solids since about4 months (only started small though). She is obsessed with food and will snatch it out of your hand or off your plate to feed herself. She is unbelievable. She can hold her own spoon and feeds herself and is starting to get the chewing motion down pat.
We've never fed her many meals. She would get two solid servings a day, and maybe some fruit as a snack.
The past week, she is refusing most of her bottles. I have tried everything from different bottles, to heating them up, cooling them down etc. She might only drink 30mL's of it and then shoves it out of her mouth. For the past three days, we have stopped giving her solids so she isn't replacing solids with her formula coz I know she still needs the formula.
She is still refusing bottles and it is to the point now where we can't eat in front of her coz she will crack it and get upset when we don't give her any.
I don't know what to do. Any ideas? She's always been really advanced for her age and she's a healthy weight so I'm not concerned there. I'm just worried she is self-weaning herself away from bottles. She might only have 1 or 2 a day now and not a whole one.
Thank you so much for your help.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:57 PM
Is she crying with the bottle, could she have a sore throat?
Could you start trying formula in a cup, even try giving it cold in the cup, maybe she could take it in smaller amounts but more frequently that way (that said, my dd was not good with a cup until >10 months but if you baby is advanced then ?
Short term you could also put some formula into some of her food, ie breakfast/porridge and get it into her in that way.
All the best.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:06 PM
If she is getting a balanced diet, why does she still need a lot of formula?
If you stop her solids meals and she refuses her formula as well, she's not getting enough to eat at all.
by 7-8 months DD1 who was also advanced, early developer etc etc was having 3 square meals and two snacks. She was down to maybe 2 half bottles a day. I had a bottle of water at the ready all day and transitioned that to a sippy cup gradually by 12 months. She was weaned from bottles by 13 months.
I spoke to the GP who indicated that if she was eating a wide range of foods and having meals with the family then formula once or twice a day was adequate.
I think DD1 simply didn't like the taste of formula once she'd been exposed to much tastier food! Check with your GP or MCHN, but I wouldn't stress over the amount of formula if she is eating a lot, just ensure she gets enough fluids. DD1 drank a lot of water from about 8 months.
Edited by howdo, 02 January 2013 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:43 PM
Thank you all.
She doesn't cry when offered the bottle, she just shuts her lips and refuses to take it. Or when she does, she only has a tiny bit and then pulls away, shutting her lips up really tight.
She drinks a lot of water and I have these wherever she is.
I think what PP said, I think the taste of formula would be pretty bland compared to what she is eating now.
I've got her booked in to see our GP next week so I will talk to him and see what he thinks.
I just read somewhere that solids before 12 months are just for fun and not to rely on them. So, I'm worried she may be missing out on nutrients but she would rather just eat what we're eating. Including meat, dairy, vegies, fruit etc.
Thanks for your help :-)
Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:49 PM
At that age, DS was on three good meals, and four BFs. He wasn't very keen at all on the BFs and was just as happy with only three short feeds as with four. It got worse and worse up to 9 months, when he suddenly started asking for BFs again and feeding much more effectively. Solids intake didn't slow down at all.
I would keep offering both, but not worry about it.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.
Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.
The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.
Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.
Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.
One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.
When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?
A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.
Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.
Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.
Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.
From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.
Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.
I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.
Pete Evans is not a paediatrician or even a nutritionist or dietitian. So why should we believe his extreme views and remove food groups from our children's diets over the advice from those more qualified?
Forget the new 'Lawnmower' parenting trend; try using plain old-fashioned commonsense instead.
A US woman is suing a sperm bank after it sent her vials from African-American man, instead of the white donor she had selected.
Dad may not say it, but he could be feeling lost, confused and seriously left out. However, there are lots of things new fathers can do to be more included in the excitement of pregnancy and new parenthood.
Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.
Parenting doesn’t ever get easier; the challenges just change. But the challenges of caring for young children definitely lessens as they get older.
As the first phase of an inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine drew to a close, there was no doubt Chloe's life was marred by appalling neglect.
The act of killing one's child is unthinkable for most, and a mother who kills her offspring has a special power to inspire shock and revulsion.
For those of us with young children, eight hours sleep is a distant memory. And while we can’t do much to secure more shut-eye, there are some ways to fake it.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.
Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.
Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.
Vicki had a three-month-old son when she first felt something wasn't right. She was gone within a year.
Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.
Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.
What's in a name?
Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.