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Formula issues

My daughter is 9mo she was breastfed till she was 7mo now we just breastfeed at night. She hardly drinks formula we have changed it several times and its still a battle to get her to drink it. I have mixed it with cereal and baby food fruits and nothing. Does any one have any other idea to get her to drink the formula...

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Asked by Liz003 at 8:27 PM on Aug. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Why not try to rebuild your breastmilk supply, with more frequent nursing, pumping, and brewers yeast tablets?

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:29 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Nope you can't really "force" it on her and I don't blame her for not wanting it. Mommy's milk is sooo much better. Try giving her water or even some juice. In about another 3 months she'll be ready for cow's milk anyway. The only other suggestion is to try a different brand and see if she likes the tatse of it any better.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:31 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Maybe try a different kind or a different shape of bottle nipple or try it a little warmer than normal or try it cold.

    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 8:40 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Just realize if you want your child to drink then she NEEDS breastmilk, even an infant knows what is best. Pump or feed straight from the tap but please notice what your child clearly knows, breastmilk is breast and there is NO subsitute!

    Answer by mama_l at 8:41 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Formula tastes awful. It is dangerous to put anything in a bottle with formula. Your baby needs human milk for brain growth for the first 12 mo. If you breastfeed more your supplly will increase. If you decide to pump your baby needs about 32 oz a day. You may be able to get milk from milkshare or a milk bank. It usuallly costs about $30 an ounce from a milk bank. That would be over $900 a day. You could hire a bunch of wet nurses for that!


    Answer by Gailll at 11:06 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • Can you just breastfeed more?

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 11:21 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • try carnation instant brekfast

    Answer by regian19832002 at 11:38 PM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • "try carnation instant brekfast "

    TONS of sugar there. Not a precedent you want to set.

    Liz, there really isn't a way to make them take what they don't want. You can certainly try other formulas instead and see if she'll take that. If you are working and unavailable to nurse in the daytime, do know that many babies reverse cycle, waiting till mom comes home. If you are home and are offering the formula...*you* might be the problem. I call it the fresh cookie syndrome: Your breasts = fresh cookies, bottle = stale crumbled cookies. No one will take the stale if the fresh is RIGHT THERE.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:06 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

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