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26/05/2013 at 19:18
I've just discovered the Mumdrum. I'm a first time mama to a 10.5 month old little girl called Anabelle. She has been formula fed since 6 weeks of age and usually drinks around 15oz to 20oz. However the past couple of days, she has refused almost every milk feed. She is drinking plenty of fluids and still eating her 3 meals a day but today I've only managed to get her to take 8oz of milk, yesterday it was perhaps only 4oz.
I know that milk is really important for them for at least the first year so am slightly concerned about what to do. I've made sure that she has had quite a bit of dairy today such as milk with cereal, dairylea on toast and yoghurts.
Is this normal? Is it a phase?
26/05/2013 at 19:35
Is she teething? E usually drops her milk intake when there are teeth on the move. Think the sucking action hurts them x
26/05/2013 at 20:20
Welcome to MD!
My first thought was teething too. Could just be a phase - I'd keep offering milk and lots of dairy from other sources.
26/05/2013 at 20:28
Welcome to MD! You must have another July baby too?
If she seems happy in herself then I wouldn't worry too much, especially if she is eating normally and you're managing to get plenty of dairy in elsewhere. Eliana goes through phases where she just doesn't seem to want as much milk. She usually ramps her intake back up after a few days!
27/05/2013 at 06:10
Welcome to MD.
I was also going to suggest teething. My LO would go off most things for a couple of days so I used to just try to make sure he had plenty of yogurts, cheese, etc.
Just another thought but if its the sucking on the bottle that's hurting, could you perhaps try giving her milk in a free flow sippy cup so that the milk comes out easier for her?
27/05/2013 at 18:21
At 10 months my son dropped to just a bedtime BF, and even with that he would feed for only about 5 mins x
27/05/2013 at 18:42
I wouldn't worry just make sure they are getting plenty of fluids, keep offering the milk and make sure their meals have plenty of calcium.
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