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Help - DD cutting down on formula and wont drink anything else either

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Frasersmum123 Wed 01-Jul-09 14:15:25

Im having a real nightmare!

DD is 9 months and has been on Formula for about 3 months. She has taken to it really well but in the last couple of weeks is eating more food and is now trying to cut out one of her milk feeds, but I cannot get her to drink anything else, water or juice (I have tried cups and bottles). Im worried because the weather is so hot.

Anyone have any advice about how to get more fluids into her? I have even started mixing a bit of water into her food to try and do it that way.

mumblecrumble Wed 01-Jul-09 19:38:14

ooh yes, good plan. We had similar problem this time last year dd had less milk [too hot for breast feeding close I think?] I made all her 'solids' very liquidy ad offered drinks constantly.

Maybe keep an eye out for deydration [look for symptoms in tinternet] but don;'t let it worry you.

Are you sutting out milk feed or is your daughter?

Frasersmum123 Wed 01-Jul-09 20:36:05

Thanks for the advice.

She is the one cutting out the feed - she used to go every three hours but now she can go upto 5 if she has some food as well.

I have managed to get a couple of spoonfuls of water into her this evening, so will try again tomorrow

bodiddly Wed 01-Jul-09 20:45:36

my ds was exactly the same ... try putting ice cubes into a thin muslin and let her suck the ice cubes through the material. It gets her used to the water, helps cool her gums if she is teething and generally helps to cool her down!

Frasersmum123 Thu 02-Jul-09 08:41:07

Thanks for the tip bodiddly

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