Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Bertha | 2012-02-04


Baby refusing bottle

Good day,

My little boy is 6 months old and for the last month he starts to cry when he sees his bottle! I have to wait and after half an hour of screaming he will drink.... Been to doctor twice and their is nothing physically wrong with him. No infection. No matter what is in the bottle (milk, water, tea) he simply refuses to drink...
The pead said it could be silent reflux and gave him Nexiam, but even that did not make a difference. Is it possible that it is teething?

Expert's Reply



You are probably correct,your baby's refusal to take his bottle may be due to teething.Try changin the teat to another brand or to one with a flat profile.It may help to rub his gums gently with your finger before he starts to feed on his bottle.Offer his bottle first before his solids so that he is hungry when he gets the bottle.

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