My son is a little over 10 months and I started to wean to formula, well we used Similac sensitive - milk-based/lactose-free (there is a lot of lactose intolerance in my family). This formula was what we used if we ever had to supplement without breast milk. Well since he has been eating more of it he has had problems with digesting it so his doctor switched him to ProSobee and the first time he ate it he didn't spit up at all :) However, he won't eat it now (he first had it yesterday), no matter what he will wait until the next feeding to nurse. I am so confused, he didn't have a BM at all yesterday - or today - and he usually has one at least every day. I do know he is teething and this could contribute to him not eating - but he will still nurse...Does anyone have any ideas how to get him to eat the formula to see if it helps him better than the other formula? Or could he not be eating because he is teething? Any ideas?
Answer by Ati_13 at 5:42 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
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Answer by Gailll at 7:44 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
My girls get really picky about what they eat when teething and love to nurse at that time two. If you think he doesn't like it pump some breast milk, mix it with it, slowly increasing the amount of formula over time. Breastmilk is a natural laxative so the stools stay softer and come more often. Formula isn't, give him a while to adjust. Mixing the formula with breast milk will help.
Although it might just be easier to go back to breast feeding. But I don't know your reasons for weening. It is a choice you have to make.
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