Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Peta | 2009-04-15


Tried Vanilla Essence

Hi Dr

I have tried the vanilla essence for the last 3 weeks - he will drink one bottle and not the next...also tried to make a " tea"  bottle using baby rooibos tea as the liquid and then adding the formula and the same thing happens - will drink it and then not the next. There is just no routine with him, which is why my paed is also frustrated, he says he has never met such a fussy child...sigh...

In the beginning he loved the taste so i am not sure what the problem is...

I am so nervous he is not going to get enough nutrients etc. Can you get TOO MUCH calcium if he goes onto a supplement and then drinks well?


Expert's Reply



It is best to stick to one routine even if your baby refuses one bottle but drinks the next one. He will not get too much calcium. As long as he is gaining weight all should be well. The problem remains the kind of formula he is on.

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