Weaned baby refuses cup/bottle, doesn't like milk

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Weaned baby refuses cup/bottle, doesn't like milk
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 5:41pm
My1 yr old is just off the breast. She hadn't taken a bottle in several months, and wasn't interested in sippy cups either. It was time to get her off the boob, and I figured she would have taken a cup or bottle of whole milk by now. It's been 4 days since I last nursed her... She stepped up in eating more baby food, drinks water out of an open cup, but no milk. UNLESS she eats it off my cereal with a spoon. Have any of you breastfeeding moms dealt with this? What did you do? I've tried different bottle nipples, and 4 different cup types. I'm at a loss now...

 

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Registered: 10-06-2012
Dont worry babies lost their habits slowly n slowly you can continue with spoon feeding ,nipples etc.By the time she grasp your way and feed with nipple, cup ,bottles etc.
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Registered: 10-06-2012

yeah feeding kids with straw option though in order to feed them really!! I liked all given suggesstions!!

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Registered: 09-13-2007
Thank you. We are on a much better track from a few weeks ago. She eats more solids and is actually loving soy milk! Woohoo! After so long, she finally sleeps through the night.

 

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Registered: 01-27-2006
Hey, you nursed her for a year!! that's fabulous! Please don't feel guilty. You have given her so much in that one year. :smileyhappy:

Some babies just don't like the taste of cows milk compared to mamas milk. As long as she's eating a balanced diet in solids, I wouldn't worry about it. Some people think cows milk is very important in brain development, others disagree. I feel getting the right vitamins and minerals in your diet is the best option.
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Yea she doesn't like it too much from an open cup. But she likes it from the spoon off my cereal. Maybe she thinks she's eating what I am... LoL today I took my sisters advice and got soy milk. She loves it. Has drank a whole cup of that through the day. Thank you for your reply... I'm just feeling so guilty for cutting her off, but it was absolutely time for a few reasons. :-( I had thought today maybe I should just nurse her...my milk is still there... Just not abundant. She's had a rough 2 days, and I just don't know what to do for her. I didn't have this much trouble with my other two. So I am lost here and feeling horrible for her.

 

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Hi there,

Welcome to the board! I'm glad to see you here. :smileyhappy:

Have you tried to give your 1 yr old whole milk in an open cup? Since she'll take water that way, do you think that she'd try milk the same way? Around 1 is when my oldest started drinking from a straw. That may be another option to try?

Wishing you the best of luck. Please keep us posted and let us know if you find something that works (and hopefully the other ladies here will have more advice for you!).

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