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Bottle rejection?

Since I started baby food on my 7 month old he rejects his bottle slightly now he will eat about 4 oz and then stop for about 30 min. than take 3-4 oz more is this normal? he gets about 5-6 six oz. bottles a day.

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Asked by nikalotta20 at 10:33 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He is fine. He is probably full with the extra calories from his food. My daughter does the same thing. They need time to digest as well.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 10:36 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Wait about a half hour to an hour after he eats. Also you might want to try a faster flow nipple. My DH drinks less when she out grows the nipple, so we get the next flow up and she eats like normal again.

    Answer by MILFInProgress at 12:13 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • Sounds like maybe its time to try a sippy cup. Use that throughout the day, and give him a bottle at nap time and bed time. Those are the times when a baby needs to "nurse" (even on a bottle) to comfort him to sleep. The sooner you start using the cup the easier it will be to break him of the bottle when hes older. If he wont take the cup right away, keep trying. Put something he really likes in it. Such as juice or if you breast feed pump and put some milk in the cup. If you worry about the juice, water it down a little, or use baby juice :)

    Answer by 5isenoughforme at 12:50 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

  • It sounds like your baby is getting too many calories from solids. Before baby turns one, eating solids is more for the experience, than from the nutrition; the nutrition needs to come from breastmilk or formula.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:47 AM on Apr. 27, 2009

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