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My daughter is 8 months old and for the last few days i cant get her to drink more than around 10 oz of her formula. she is drinking around 4-6 oz of juice. is this normal. i took her to the doctor yesterday and he said she has a sinus infection and probably allergies. do you think i should be worried enough to call her peditiction or is this normal?

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Asked by kristigayle32 at 9:05 AM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If she has a sinus infection, she may not feel well enough to eat (how much actual food is she getting?) more than that. I'd wait until the antibiotics that I can only assume he prescribed since she has an infection are done before worrying.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 9:10 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • she is eating around 4 jars of baby food a day. she just wont drink much

    Comment by kristigayle32 (original poster) at 9:13 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I would call her doc at least and tell them what's going on. And they will either say she's fine or to brig her call it wont hurt anything

    Answer by lwalter87 at 9:18 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • When children start on pureed food they usually stop drinking as much formula. Being that the pureed food fills them up and they aren't needing as much formula. It's normal in that aspect. However, if she's only drinking 10 oz's a day then that's not normal even with pureed food. If she has a sinus infection that might be the reasoning. Formula is a milk based product and like milk it can exacerbate the amount of mucus in the sinuses. Being that it's a thick liquid and can cause the problem to worsen.

    Either way you should call her doctor and ask them their opinion.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:41 AM on Apr. 6, 2011

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