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Old 03-22-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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11 Month Old Refusing Bottle/Formula

My baby is a few days shy of 11 months, and is refusing her bottles. She will take a couple of ounces at a time, which I am guessing is just because she is very thirsty, but other than that pushes the bottles away and refuses to even open her mouth. I wouldn't be overly concerned about this if she was doign well with a sippy cup, but she isn't. She just chews on it and maybe gets a few sips from what leaks into her mouth. I'm not so concerned about nutrition because she does a great job with solids, but I am super concerned about hydration. Any ideas?

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Old 03-22-2015, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: 11 Month Old Refusing Bottle/Formula

Have you tried straw sippies or even gone straight to cups? Straight to cups is generally how we start at that age. At 2 I got tired ost spills and had to teach my son how to use a sippy as he still didn't know how to use one.

Is she formula only as in no nursing?
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:47 PM   #3
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Re: 11 Month Old Refusing Bottle/Formula

My most success has been with regular cups. I'm hoping just for my own ease that she will actually take sippies though!

No more nursing - she is straight formula and bottles at this point.
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Re: 11 Month Old Refusing Bottle/Formula

Can you look to see if she is teething or her gums are inflamed? Maybe using the bottle and cup are hurting her.

If so, maybe some Tylenol to see if pain reduction gets her drinking again?
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:06 PM   #5
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Try giving her water? At least it could help deduce, and hydrate too.
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