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What should I do if my 6 month baby does not want to drink any form of formula?

What should I do if my 6 month baby does not want to drink any form of formula?

Transition slowly: Breast milk tastes radically different from formula, and babies get used to what they have been on. I'm assuming that you pump and feed with a bottle, and if not, start. You can start by adding 3/4 breast milk and 1/4 formula to a bottle and starting that for a week or so. Then slowly transitioning to 1/2 of each, and eventually working breast milk out of the bottle entirely. ...Read more

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If my baby is 5month 3weeks, can he starts to drink 6 month old formula? What's the different between the first six month and after six month formula?

If my baby is 5month 3weeks, can he starts to drink 6 month old formula? What's the different between the first six month and after six month formula?

No problem: There is usually a reasonable amount of wiggle room in such things and i doubt 1 week will make a difference. Some formulas differ in their fat and caloric content for different ages to accomodate different nutritional needs in a growing infant. At 6 months, with the guidance of your doctor, you can also start "solids" (ie: jar baby food , baby cereal, or homemade purees). ...Read more

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Is it safe to add a little of vanilla extract to my 6 month old baby's bottle? He will not drink his formula, but will chug down juice.

Is it safe to add a little of vanilla extract to my 6 month old baby's bottle? He will not drink his formula, but will chug down juice.

Oy! Juice is a very : Sugary liquid that's not needed by infants & should be limited to 4 oz./day when given to a toddler from a cup. If you sweeten formula for an neurotypical 6-mo.-old, it'll become a learned behavior (habit) that will be hard to break. Please see your pediatrician about this. Formulas also contain sugar, so wipe out his mouth before putting him in his crib, drowsy but awake, to fall asleep. ...Read more

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How much formula should my 6 month old drink ?

How much formula should my 6 month old drink ?

FEEDING: It depends on need of the baby.At this age, they feed at least 6 oz of milk every 6hours self demand schedule. Your peds can tell you what growth percentile he is in. Usually double his birth weight or more. ...Read more

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My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall i do?Thanks

My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall i do?Thanks

Details: I can't help unless you tell me the baby's age and weight and if you breast fed, but normally babies have a short time transitioning to formula after breast milk but soon adapt. ...Read more

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My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore,he is just 2 years old.thanks?

My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore,he is  just 2 years old.thanks?

Stop Formula!: The Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations all agree that infants should be transitioned from formula to whole milk after 12 months (1year) of age, then transitioning them to low fat or skim milk after 2 years of age; of course with a healthy well-balanced diet of solid foods. Bottom line - your two year should not be drinking infant formula anymore - it has too many calories and fat. ...Read more

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Why does young babies water (for formula) have to be boiled first and they can't just drink straight from the tap?

Why does young babies water (for formula) have to be boiled first and they can't just drink straight from the tap?

Depends on source: In most municipalities with approved water supplies, this is not needed. When the water comes from untested well or surface systems, it may be tainted with germs or parasites, which could cause a deadly dysentery and dehydration in a vulnerable infant. ...Read more

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Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Can I drink lots of green tea while I am breast feeding my 6 month old baby?

Minimize: Green teas can sometimes contain caffeine - so would not recommend more than 2-3 cups/day; but in general, there has not not been a lot of studies looking at green tea and breast feeding. So, would not recommend drinking lots during breastfeeding. ...Read more