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January 17th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Ds has been taking 4 bottles 8 oz each every day for quite a while now. He has been on solids, and loves "real" food. The past 4 days he has been refusing to eat his afternoon bottle. If I am lucky I can get him to eat 3 oz of it. After spending over an hour of trying to get him to eat I have just given up, and given him some baby food. He seems to be just fine with that. He is only 9 months old tho. My other kids didn't start getting rid of bottles till they were closer to a year old. He has his 9 month appt today, so I will be talking to his Dr about it. I just want to know what you ladies think about it because I think his Dr is a complete idiot, and my insurance wont let me change Drs till his 1 year appt. He is still on the extra calorie formula since he was born early, so maybe that has something to do with it? What do you all think?
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January 17th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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I'm not sure if formula is different but it sounds like some type of a strike to me. Camden refused to nurse for longer than like 5 minutes at a time last week and it drove me nuts! He's been eating better the past few days thankfully but i think they just sometimes go through phases like this. If it were me i wouldn't try to force him to take a bottle but just keep offering it to him. When Cam refuses to nurse i just stop and take a break and try again in a little while.
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January 17th, 2011, 12:28 PM
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A lot of babies go on nursing and/or bottle strikes when they're teething. They're not trying to wean, but sucking hurts their gums. Usually you just try again a bit later and keep offering the bottle, or breast.
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