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my 10 month old hardly drinks anything.

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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formula wise he only drinks about 20 oz a day, lately a lot less. i'll hand it to him and he throws it, if i hold him he throws a fit and doesn't want to drink it. i'm worried because it's getting hotter out (today it hit 80) and i can't get him to drink any water out of a sippy and pretty much forcing him to drink his formula.

idk what else to do! but i'm worried about him getting dehydrated :(

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la_bella_vita
by Bella on Jun. 4, 2011 at 10:21 PM
My son did this too : ) Now that he is one, he has been drinking a lot more!
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Honeybun09
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Esmeralda did this. At 8 months she would refuse to eat more than 16 oz. a day. I just did what I could.




mnt_2_b_mommy
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 3:39 AM

20 oz is plenty at 10 months, even as little as 16oz is fine if he is also eating meals and snacks. Just keep offering, and if he drinks too little (less then 16oz/day) don't give solids until he starts drinking more.

grapejelly
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 8:27 AM

IDK god luck!!

angela.bouchard
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 8:36 AM

my main concern yesterday was it was in the high 80's and i couldn't get him to drink anything, he'd just throw it or knock it away.

Quoting mnt_2_b_mommy:

20 oz is plenty at 10 months, even as little as 16oz is fine if he is also eating meals and snacks. Just keep offering, and if he drinks too little (less then 16oz/day) don't give solids until he starts drinking more.


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jridgill
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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TheMrs407
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Unless there are other medical issues going on he should drink if he's thirsty.  Is he having wet diapers?  Also unless you are out in the heat I also wouldn't worry too much about it. Again, make sure he's having wet diapers.

Honeybun09
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:55 AM

I agree! That's all we did with Esmeralda. She was having plenty of wet diapers and was beginning to eat table food so we just did what we could with the formula and kept an eye on hydration and she was always fine. :)

Quoting TheMrs407:

Unless there are other medical issues going on he should drink if he's thirsty.  Is he having wet diapers?  Also unless you are out in the heat I also wouldn't worry too much about it. Again, make sure he's having wet diapers.





Cordistew
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 11:03 AM

When I had to quit BFing my DS at 10  months I couldn't get him to go to formula, but he would drink whole milk.  HIS ped said that was fine as long as he had a balanced diet and ate iron fortified cereal everyday.  Now he's 14 months and we can't get him to drink water out of a sippy for anything, but he will drink it from a sports water bottle, we have a special one just for him.  Sometimes it's the delivery.  Also, we sometimes will put a popsicle and ice cubes in it to make it really cold, give it a little flavor, and so he thinks he's getting a real treat.  If you are against popsicles where LO is only 10 months, maybe freeze some juice in ice trays?  Good luck!

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