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LO suddenly refusing breastmilk and formula!!

Discussion in 'Breast Feeding' started by mridusudha, May 29, 2010.

  1. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    Since this morning LO has been refusing his bottle.

    This morning when he woke up @ 7:15AM I gave him his usual 6oz bottle(formula). He drank only 3 Oz and refused the remaning which is totally unusual..He had his usual breakfast @ 8:30AM. He usually takes another bottle 5-6Oz when he wakes up after his first nap...Totally refused that bottle (breast milk) instead he ate 6 Oz of food (@ 12 Noon). He normally eats only about 4 Oz...So I offered him his bottle after 2.5hrs (@ 2:30PM) of having his food. He totally refused even that..Somehow I managed to make him drink 3 Oz ...Woke up @ 4:15PM and ate around 4.5 ounces of strawberry yogurt...I didn't feed him dinner hoping that he will take his bottle but he totally refused it and went to bed @ 7:30PM...

    I don't understand why he is refusing his bottle...He has never done it....He is not pulling his ears though so I guess ear infection is ruled out or could it be the beginning of an ear infection???

    Anybody know why??

    BTW, he is giong to be 10 months this 31st.
     
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  2. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    sudha, my baby has been doing the same, she wld be 8 months soon... but i have failed to understand why.
    she doesnt drink that much from a bottle though,normally around 5 oz, but since 2 days she is only taking 2 oz each time.

    its weird last few weeks i have been trying to breastfeed her and she totally refuses ,so me and DH thought we should put her on formula,atleast that way somehow she will take milk.

    but last 2 days she hardly drinks BM when latched, say for 3-4 mins, and hardly formula. we thought maybe we are giving her too much solid food, so i cut down the amount, she would starve but she wont drink milk.

    today she had a little loose stools, along with some solid stools, she has been cranky, chewing on everything, biting my fingers hard. i am not sure whether she is teething, coz i dunno how teething in babies is!

    she has been refusing milk for 2 days, hope this milk strike stops.

    however she nurses full stomach 1ce while going to sleep, and 2ce at night...so i am sort of little less worried.

    just hang in there.... they change so fast anyway!
     
  3. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks Poonam..
    Last night he woke up at 9:30 and drank the whole 6oz bottle..

    Even DS is taking more solids and less of milk...He cut down from 4 bottles a day to 3 bottles and eating little bit more solids...And for the past 3-4 nights he has been sleeping through the night without a feeding...I guess the solids are helping him sleep better...I hope he continues to sleep through the night :).
    But it is so hard to predict...The moment I think some thing has been set he changes it pretty quickly :spin..

    BTW, when my DS is teething he drinks more milk and eats less solids...He already got 7 teeth and he is a biter:spin
     
  4. loonypooh

    loonypooh Silver IL'ite

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    sudha,so we happened to find out wat the problem was, she has been struck with GI infection.. hence the refusal :), but yesterday since she had diarrhoea, she fed unusually more number of times. babies r smart i guess
     

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