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A 35-year-old female asked:

my 6 month old daughter is refusing to take a bottle. she has started solids but is refusing any fluids in the form of water / formula. not sick?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
It's the nipple!: Try using a different bottle/nipple type...in fact, try a "sippy cup" (cups made for transition from bottle to glass) Finally some honey on the nipple may do the trick. BTW This advice is from a GRANDPA ....much experience with my own and theirs!!!! Hope it's helpful Dr Z
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Fluids : She needs fluids. Mix them in with the solids. Good Luck

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