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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much do I give my 6 month old baby pureed veggies and how often in a day? I give him baby oatmeal every morning. He drinks formula as well.
See MD if > 24 hours: Many different reasons but a long as she is acting well, not fussy, afebrile and urinating well (every 5-6 hours) you can likely watch her for a bit at home. It could be the beginning of an illness like a cold, or other viral illnesses that can give soars in your baby's mouth. Don't always blame teething! if you don't find a reason, your child is fussy, febrile or not acting well then see your doc. ...Read more
No cow's milk: It is contraindicated to feed your infant cow's milk. All of the nutrients, proteins, fats, etc, are naturally perfect for a baby cow. A human infant should only be fed human breast milk, or human infant formula. These are formulated/created by nature, to fully nourish your infant optimally. At age 1, talk with your pediatrician about possibly changing to cow's milk. Be well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby she 5 months she doesn't want to drink her formula and her soft palate is white is that normal? What can I do?
She has thrush: Most likely your baby has yeast infection of the moth called thrush. It may be sore, and that is the reason why she does not want to suck a bottle because it hurts. Young infants such as yours quite often gets thrush because their immunity has not fully developed. Nystatin (mycostatin) suspension, or gentian violet would take care of the problem, but you need to take her to a doctor first.Th. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do I have to wait to breastfeed my baby, if i'm drinking cold medication? My baby is 5 month old, and I have a really bad cold. I want to drink cold medication, and giving him formula, but don't know how long do I have to wait before, breastfeed
Is it normal that my 5 month old baby doesn't want to drink her formula, she has her days were she drinks 12 ounces per 24 hour period, but there are days were its 5 ounces, should I be concerned?
Keep an eye on it: Assuming your child is gaining weight and length appropriately, it's common for infants liquid intake to be variable. I would pay attention to the amount of solid foods taken in on the days the child doesn't seem to take as much formula. The baby might be just full from cereal and bananas! as always, ask your pediatric care physician if there are any concerns. ...Read more
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