baby formula, whole milk & juice?

It seems by 11 month old baby has more or less completely gone off her formula milk. She had been having 3 x 8 oz bottles a day (that she actually drinks from beakers) with juice inbetween. But she’s hardly drinking at all now. She’ll have a few sips at meal times and a bit durring the day, but its hardly anything compared to what she did use to drink. I have tried water, different flavour juices, whole milk, adding flavlours to milk and she’s just not interested. Her soft spot on her head isnt really recessed or anything, so she’s not dehydrated, plus she still has wet nappies, but how can I encourage her to drink more? I have been using beakers with the spouts, She hasnt got the jist of how to suck through a straw, but is comfortable drinking out of cup. Any suggestions as to what to try? Is there any reason why she isnt drinking as much? Any help or advice appreciated.

Oh and she is eating 3 meals a day – breakfast, dinner and lunch. Also snacks on biscuits and fruit durring the day aswell and has a pudding after her main meal.

4 comments

  • If she is eating as well as you say, she is probably full up she won’t want filling up with formula milk if there is no room left.

    I would move onto follow on milk, and use that in her cereal in a morning too. and keep with the water and juice on offer all day.

    read the advice on the follow on milk tins/packets in boots chemist and you can always ask your health visitor at the baby clinic.

    Maybe you are just giving her too much choice,
    sounds a lovely little eater though, well done

  • TECHU

    of course she cant drink through a straw ROFLMAO. Try formula again, or breast milk. Just keep giving her liquids a few times a day. A little alot is enough :P.

  • try to introduce food instead to prepare you baby to start eat proper food. Ask the chemist for nice proper meals for this age and check with them.

  • KARLA

    IF SHE IS EATING 3 TIMES A DAY THATS PROBABLY WHY SHE DONSENT DRINK AS MUCH MILK AS SHE USED TO BUT ALWAYS KEEP A ZIPPY CUP AT HER REACH FOR WEN SHE WANST TO DRINK

    WEN A BABY IS NEWBORN THEIR MAIN SOURCE OF NUTRICION IS THE BREST MILK OR FORMULA BUT WEN THEY GET A LITLE IOLDER THEY BEGIN TO EAT MORE SOLID FOODS LEAVING MORE AND MORE MILK IN THEIR BOTLES BECAUSE THEIR BELLY IS FULL WITH FOOD

    DONT WORRY ABOUT IT SHE’LL DRINK WEN SHE’S THRISTY

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