My DD was a terrible milk drinker just not very interested and cut right down to 1 bottle at 9 months. She loves her morning bottle still but 5oz is the max. Don't worry, they pretty much know what they are doing and she will find her own way and will take what she wants. You could still try offering it but its pretty fruitless if she has made up her mind. She is just 1 now...
if you are desperate that she gets the milk, something weird from my DC - they would only drink it very warm. Please don't ask me why, but all three of them were the same. I don't think you should worry yourself to bits over it, if she is getting enough to drink plus some yogurt and stuff. (you could always try spiking it with Strawberry smoothie )
FrazzledFairy,I think you've found the cause! She starts to drink it, stops and then begins to cry. So it is like she wants it from the bottle to begin with but then it starts to hurt her. Is their anything I can do to ease the discomfort so ahe can have the bottle?
How do you make the strawberry smoothie, stupid question I know! I'm guessing starberries and milk in a blender??
If she can't take the bottle because it hurts I'll get the vitamins although she eat plenty of youghurt etc
She can drink from the beaker if I hold it for, is that ok or should I wait till she can control it herself. She can hold it and take it to her mouth, but she doesn't actually drink from it unless I'm holding it.
Would drinking from the beaker hurt less than the bottle do you think?
Thats what I've got sazzle, its a free flow one with handles on the sides. She does bite and teeth on it when she's holding it, she only drinks from it if I'm holding it. I might try and give her milk in it tomorrow if she refuses the bottle again.