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Help please! My 9month old doesn't want anything to do with his formula

or barely anything to drink. He seems hydrated but he still needs his formula. We've tried bottle sippy cup even a regular glass just to give him some to drink

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kalel08

Asked by kalel08 at 11:20 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • get him pedalight sorry im not sure how to spell it that will help
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • i don't blame him, have you ever smelled that stuff? lol... anyway, as long as he drinks SOME formula it shouldn't hurt. have you tried him on any solid foods? i would definately try to give him something kind of juicy like unsweetened applesauce or other pureed fruit stuffs. if he's still not drinking much by monday you should call his doctor
    pringles_697

    Answer by pringles_697 at 11:24 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • DD did the same thing at 10 months. I talked to my ped. about it and we went ahead and switched her to whole cows milk.
    LolosMom

    Answer by LolosMom at 11:28 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • He doesn't even want pedialite
    And he eats regular food (processed of course) but with three meals a day and snack between, he just doesn't want his bottle at all, unless we mix it with his food which is what we've kind of been doing with his oatmeal in the morning and some mixed grain or rice cereal throughout the day.
    kalel08

    Answer by kalel08 at 11:29 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • LolosMom
    Yeah my mom said that he might just be ready to switch over to regular milk. He's been pretty early with a lot, he's already running around the house lol. He's growing and healthy so...idk. I'll have to talk to his doc then
    kalel08

    Answer by kalel08 at 11:30 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • well with feeding solid food 5 times a day he probably won't want his bottle, you've got to remember that formula is thick like milk... would you be able to eat 3 meals, 2 or 3 snacks, and a few glasses of milk in a day? he's got a small stomach lol... maybe try feeding him about 3/4 as much as you do at meal times and just a few ounces of formula because he does still need the nutrients from that as well as the solid foods
    pringles_697

    Answer by pringles_697 at 11:37 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • very true thanks, i'll see what i can do
    kalel08

    Answer by kalel08 at 11:42 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Reduce the solids. The formula is still supposed to be his primary meal.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:12 AM on Feb. 22, 2009

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