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9 month old not drinking formula

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puffinpants Tue 19-Jul-16 10:23:27

My 9 month old ff baby is not taking the required 500ml of formula a day - but is eating cheese and white sauce etc. is that ok?i think his total dairy intake is probably 500ml but as its my formula does he need to take a vitamin supplement?

I don't have access to my health visitors at the moment so not sure what the current advice is. Does anyone know?

puffinpants Tue 19-Jul-16 10:24:35

As it's NOT formula - that should say...

UmbongoUnchained Tue 19-Jul-16 10:25:54

As long as he's not losing weight don't worry. My daughter never took my than 3oz per feed.

2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 10:26:51

Could it be the heat making him go off his Warm formula?
Maybe try cooling the formula down a bit?

Pookythebear Tue 19-Jul-16 10:30:05

Had the same thing, my HV said just to get vitamin drops OTC if he dropped below 500ml and obviously keep his fluids and dairy up. Oddly though, I just kept going offering him his 3 X 7oz bottles a day and he went back on them in his own time, as well as eating well, (mind you, I think that coincided with him starting to crawl...).

puffinpants Tue 19-Jul-16 11:06:11

Ok so sounds like I should be getting him vitamin drops then. His diet is good and varied and mostly homemade so wasn't sure if he needed them it sounds like it's required - thanks guys.

He's definetley not losing weight ! Last guesstimate was than he's now 98th centile having been born on the 9th... Planning to talk to my HV about that when I can too!

puffinpants Tue 19-Jul-16 11:34:14

2nds - I don't think it's the temp of the formula as he doesn't take the ready made bottles either or water for that matter. I assume he won't let himself et dehydrated? I'm keeping an eye on nappies and there are plenty of wet ones so I don't think he is yet. I'm obviously keeping a close today and will keep pushing milk and water to be sure...

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2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 12:02:30

It's formula not breastfeeding user

2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 12:03:57

Would he take water from a spoon?

2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 12:05:08

Or does he have a sippy cup that he could drink water or formula from?

2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 12:07:08

Or how about one of these munchkin cups? My youngest loved these cups, and you can use them for formula too and they come in. Different sizes.

2nds Tue 19-Jul-16 12:07:31


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