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  • wantabelly wantabelly's Avatar 02-01-09 | 08:17 AM
  • This is really strange, but since I've been slowing down with the nursing (I am down to 2 sessions a day), Ethan has been refusing to take milk in a bottle, where he used to take it no problem. I am wondering if it has something to do with him wanting to nurse instead. I hope thats not the case- he is one year old now, I can't keep nursing!!! Any suggestions on getting him to take milk? I have tried it in bottles, sippys...I was even thinking of adding flavoring, but really don't want to start that, and don't even know how safe that is!
  • BnBMommy BnBMommy's Avatar 02-01-09 | 07:42 PM
  • Bradley has drastically cutdown his bottles and when we were in Mexico, he refused to take formula from my parents and would only drink from a real cup, and then he did that recently again with cows milk after Christmas, both times it coincided with being sick and teething, so maybe it is one of those issues for you. Bradley will still take a bottle, but way less, and would much rather eat solid food, which he is getting plenty of, so I'm not concerned. Hope something works for you!
  • wantabelly wantabelly's Avatar 02-02-09 | 10:56 AM
  • Well he is teething, but still, I'm not sure...
  • Jen_C Jen_C's Avatar 02-02-09 | 12:33 PM
  • I would talk to your doctor about your concerns - I know a lot of nursing babies don't care for cow's milk once they are done nursing. Hopefully you can discuss with your doctor how much milk he has to get, etc. He can get nutrients from yogurt and cheese as well.
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 02-03-09 | 03:46 PM
  • ***lurking***

    I saw some formula that is advertised as being made for older babies (9-24 months) that are transistioning from nursing or formula to cow's milk. It's supposed to have more nutrients than cow's milk. Maybe you could try something like that?

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