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What do I do? My 8 month old won't take his bottle

My son just doesn't really want his bottle anymore. He will eat cereal and regular food till he explodes, but only has 2 or 3 bottles a day. I think at his age most of his calories are supposed to come from his formula, I could be wrong, but it kind of worries me. He hates juice and sippy cups, so I'm also a little worried about him getting enough fluids.

I just want to know if this is normal or OK, and if not what should I do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on May. 3, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well you obviously started him on food too early. but at that age it should be about 3-4 bottles a day. ask the pedi too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • No juice, just water or formula in the sippy cups. Make sure that he is eating really healthy foods: good fats for his brain like avocado, egg yolk, olive oil; calcium and iron rich foods like cooked beans and greens; colorful foods like cooked sweet potato and beets and carrots.. See if your local library has Super Baby Foods by Ruth Yaron; information at

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:14 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • If you're really concerned, try giving it to him in a regular cup- pretty much pouring it into his mouth.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 6:22 PM on May. 3, 2009

  • give him a cup... try the no spill cups with straws

    Answer by StarrCooKie at 6:23 PM on May. 3, 2009

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