Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sue | 2009/07/30

Q.

Doesn' t want bottle

Hi Doc

My LG is 7 months old and has been on solids for about a month - fruit in the morning, veg at lunch and oat porridge at night. The problem is she really doesn' t love having a bottle - she is on S26 Gold 2 - she only drinks about 100-125 ml at a time and only wants about 3 bottles a day. She' s always pulling her head away when i try and give her a bottle - she just isn' t interested? Is this a problem and is there anything i can do?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Make sure that your baby is not filled up by her solids before giving her the bottle. At her age her formula is her main source of nutrition,so always give her the bottle first. If she remains disinterested in her bottle she may prefer another formula.

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