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My son is 6 months old and for the past 2days he has been refusing his formula that he has been drinking since birth. I'm wondering what could be wrong

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Shanique B.

Asked by Shanique B. at 4:37 PM on Aug. 13, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Maybe he is getting a cold, sore throat or something like that which makes the formula taste funny to him.
    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:38 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • It's always tempting to just ask here on Cafemom, but this sounds like a question for your Doctor. Good luck.
    AubreyRed

    Answer by AubreyRed at 4:39 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • maybe getting sick?
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:40 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • So is he getting anything in his tummy?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:40 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Has he been eating anything else? How long has he been refusing?
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:41 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Sometimes with an earache they'll refuse the bottle. Probably best to see your doctor
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 4:44 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • It could be a lot of things: ear infection, sick, general upset tummy, medical aversion such as an allergy developing, or something else.

    I agree that a visit with the doctor would be the best thing to do right now.

    One other thought: Have you just started him on any solid foods? I think some babies will start refusing the bottle when they get started on baby food. You could try putting it in a sippy cup, if that's the case. But I'd still check with the doctor.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 4:50 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • Yes he will eat just one baby food and water an then for hours he won't take the bottle
    Shanique B.

    Comment by Shanique B. (original poster) at 4:52 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • I notice this started Sunday evening
    Shanique B.

    Comment by Shanique B. (original poster) at 4:52 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

  • But he is going to his doctor tomorrow
    Shanique B.

    Comment by Shanique B. (original poster) at 4:53 PM on Aug. 13, 2013

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