Posted by: Shelley | 2012/09/16


1 year old will not drink formula


My 1 year old was on AR digest formula and he used to drink at least 1 bottle in the morning and 1 before bed with juice and water in between. Now that he has started solids he refuses formula and will only drink purity juice (watered down of course). He drinks 2 x 240ml bottles per day and does not have any tummy problems.

I have tried full cream cows milk (diluted), rooibos tea, ''rooibos milkshake'', normal tea, I actually don''t know what else to do.

He does have full cream yoghurt as a dairy source, but thats all. Should I be giving some sort of milk or perhaps a multivitamin with iron as he is not getting this from formula anymore? Should I be concerned?

Expert's Reply



It is still important that your baby drinks milk even though he needs less every day now. Try him on a good tasting growth milk such as Parmalat First Growth milk. Always offer him his milk before his solids. Fruit juice is not a good substitute for milk.There is no need to dilute his milk. He will not need extra calcium, vitamins or iron if he drinks the new formula.

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