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refusing milk feeds

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Spongebob Fri 11-Feb-05 14:45:46

Hi everyone. My 7 mo DS refused his milk feed last night. Had one as usual this am, but is refusing his mid afternoon milk feed too. He usually has 3 feeds around 6-7oz each time. He seems well and is eating his solids ok. Any ideas why this could be?

Amanda3266 Fri 11-Feb-05 14:49:12

Not sure. Could be that he's getting enough from his food so doesn't need as much of the milk. I think my DS started dropping his milk much more by this age too. If he's having lots of milk based foods then don't worry. He's probably getting enough nutrients not to need the extra milk. The current advice is about a pint of milk a day but this includes milk taken as part of solids so if he's having yoghurts etc then he may not need any more.

Spongebob Fri 11-Feb-05 16:56:59


sasa15 Fri 11-Feb-05 17:18:56

that happened to me few days ago.
I was giving too much solids.
I cut them back and he's drinking is milk again...
It should be equivalent of 2 jars for lunch and 1 x tea....

Spongebob Fri 11-Feb-05 18:42:32

mmm yes. He is eating a fair bit. and a piece of fruit in between also. I,ll try and cut back a bit. He's just flatly refused his nightime feed too

sasa15 Fri 11-Feb-05 19:32:34

i forgot to mention it, do it in a very quite room with soft light and not distraction...

Tonight he didn't want it again...I use to do in the living room with dh around...and he didn't want to know...

move in his bedroom very quite .//drunk 8oz in 5 min.

an experienced mum advise me...

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