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12 mo won't drink anything!

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LAB123 Mon 20-Jul-15 10:26:24

My 12mo DD is eating a good range of foods now but for the last month has refused to drink anything. I mean literally won't drink a drop of formula or water from a bottle, cup, beaker etc. All her fluid now comes from food so I have been giving her weetabix and porridge twice a day as I can get about 170ml of formula into her through that. She has lots of yogurt, cheese, rice pudding, custard so I think she's getting enough dairy but the fluid bit worries me. I give her fruit purée to help with that too. She has wet nappies and wet poo so she's obviously getting enough but what is happening? It seemed to start when her top teeth were coming through but they're here now and she still won't drink. Is this a normal phase? Should I take her to the GP to see if there's something wrong? Should I force her to drink even though she gets really upset? Any advice appreciated.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 21-Jul-15 19:39:42

Please don't force her to drink, it won't help her to relax and enjoy drinking. Have you tried her with a straw? Sometimes the novelty helps them to drink, as does giving them an open cup of milk in the bath and pretty much ignoring them whilst they spill drink it. smile

Have you tried her with other high water foods like broccoli, cauliflower, soup and jelly?

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