The most common reason that some children stop drinking milk is when there is a transition from breast milk or formula to regular milk or from bottles to drinking cups. My baby 3 months refusing to drink milk though bottle. Hi there just wondered if it was normal for babies to suddenly want less milk. He would drink milk twice a day in bottle earlier. Whenever your baby is not interested in drinking breast milk, it may be excited to drink, but soon refuses or starts to cry. My baby is 7 months old and since last week, she doesn't want to drink milk from bottle anymore. When lipase is overactive and the fat breaks down too quickly, the result can be a foul odor and smell to your milk. A bottle teat is not the only way to offer a baby their milk feeds even with a very young baby. Initial months she used to feed from both breast and bottle. A baby who has been drinking from a bottle may have gotten used to these things and may refuse to breastfeed as a result. To find out whether a baby is refusing the feeding method or the milk being fed, some mothers experiment to see if the baby will take freshly-expressed milk instead of previously-stored milk. Screaming when placed into a feeding position or at the sight of the bottle. It is a success if my Lily drinks half of it. There could be many factors why your baby is not drinking breast milk. Once she suffered from oral thrush and she discontinued to drink from bottle. Follow. Sometimes it happens suddenly and sometimes it may happen gradually. My daughter has been on solids now for about 7 weeks and has been doing well, she woke up Sunday morning and decided she no longer wants to drink her milk, she will not suck from her bottle, she plays with it like a dummy. Q. my 14 month baby suddenly stopped drinking milk past two days. On top of this, drinking from a bottle rather than a cup may encourage dental caries in children, as the natural milk sugars present often linger around the teeth for longer with the use of the bottle. TCK_Runner Well-Known Member. Read More. What could be the reason? She sleeps very good at night 10 hours and never cries. Not habitual of drinking milk from the bottle Bottle Feeding Problems: Why baby do not drink milk from a bottle. If a baby won’t take a bottle—or you would prefer not to introduce one—alternatives to try include: An open cup. Because the baby's aversive feeding behavior is a conditioned response, the resolution of a feeding aversion is not simply a matter of removing the stimulus and suddenly the baby willingly feeds in a relaxed state. I've been exclusively pumping for 1 month and all of a sudden today baby refuses to drink breastmilk. While it's not a bottle, it can teach your child that milk is available, just not in a bottle (and not in the typical water/juice sippy cup). I read this article last night and had success with the warming of the nipple. To decrease the risk of nipple confusion, avoid giving your baby bottles in the first four weeks following birth. At first you think it could be something wrong with the bottle, so you try a different one. Your baby might not consume the amount recommended on the side of the formula can. Answer. This was at about 3 months. : Hi Moms, My 2 year old son has suddenly stopped drinking milk. Home Forums Baby Forums Breastfeeding. Keep Your Eyes Peeled. The resolution of a feeding aversion involves a process of desensitization to undo the negative feelings the baby has in relation to feeding. My baby took the bottle twice within the first month but by the second, refused to take the bottle with the pumped breast milk. Here, we are going to discuss about reasons behind it and few tips which will help parents to get their baby a habit of drinking milk from bottle. Feeding your baby is one of your most important jobs as a parent, and for that reason it can also be a huge source of stress if your baby won't eat. She was breastfeeding for two months and than suddenly she did not want to nurse. Falling asleep before the feed is completed. Reasons for baby not drinking as much as you expect. One day they’re totally great with drinking every last sip of milk in their bottle and then the next day they just won’t. It is not normal at all for a abby that young to stop drinking formula. Studies have shown that some toddlers have trouble digesting the lactose carbohydrate in milk (called lactose intolerance). She's progressively moved up until she's now on 6oz bottles 6 times a day. Hi mamas--So my LO will be 8 months on the 16th and she is 15 lbs so a tad on the smaller side. Share. Baby suddenly not finishing milk bottles. I dipped the head of the nipple in a mug of warm water and fed it to her. Share. The more bottles you give her the greater the chance of this occurring. She'll take a few sips then start crying and turn away from the bottle. Answer. Even a very young baby can lap milk from a little cup. Just as upsetting as when your baby is still hungry after breastfeeding. It’s important that baby is alert and awake and that milk is never poured into their mouth. There are many reasons your baby may be suddenly refusing their bottle, most of them easily rectifiable (recent breast weaning, position, food quantity, temperature, speed of flow, environment, difficulty sucking), though you should always have an eye open for something more serious, such as illness. I did it a second time and made it a bit warmer and she drank 3 oz. Watch Other Kids Use Sippies: Let him see other children drink from non-bottles. Q. Often when a baby is refusing pumped milk, the baby is refusing the method of feeding, not the milk itself. Baby suddenly not drinking ANY breast milk. Sometimes, a baby might get used to the way he is held when given the bottle. My 4mo baby has suddenly started taking less milk. I gave bottle but it seem that the problem is somewhere else. He tastes it and then doesnt drink it. Even with a break. She has tried everything in the world, to get her baby to drink milk from bottle. Doctor's have told us that if a baby refuses to take formula or anything, it can sometimes be a sign that they are having breathing problems, or they are developing ear infections. Read More. He eats yogurt and cheese and cottage cheese, so I know he is getting enough of Nutritious, but I would like him to drink milk as well. She also gaining very slowly. Don’t worry. It's also possible that she's ready to take her feedings in a sippy cup. My 14 months baby not drinking at all she left bottle 3 months back I started her feeding with spoon.But now she s not taking milk fm spoon also.Chnged the formula did everything..please suggest..She was having bottle since day 1 but suddenly she left bottle 3 months back please help very upset . This is not an issue if your baby is taking milk directly from your breast but when milk is pumped and stored, it can create some unpleasant side effects in the stored milk. Share. They pass readily through breastmilk but more importantly, they almost depleted my milk supply. But unfortunately, her baby does not accept the bottle at all. Experiment with the temperature of the milk or formula. Q. Hello doctor, My baby is of 4 months old. Feeding too quickly. He is completely on breastfeeding. Throwing up large amounts of milk. but last two day, she refused to drink milk bottle. The size of the bottle nipple is very different from the breast and it can be feel infant. Not consuming as much milk as expected. But don’t worry as this is just a way for your baby to tell you that something is not right. So I had to learn annoyingly how to give my baby a bottle. I have tried all things like adding sugar,(earlier he drank without sugar) bournvita , coulrful glasses, straw glasses, but no success. Anu on August 29, 2018: My baby is six months old. Follow. My Baby Won’t Drink Milk. Coughing and spluttering when feeding. Mom of a 4 m old boy. 4 month old suddenly drinking less milk (5 Posts) ... JenJen84 Mon 10-Dec-12 11:31:00. Amy B(1386) Posted on 09-06-2018 at 6.28AM . Share. Contents show. Just keep this formula for bottle-feeding in mind: A baby under six months old who’s not eating solids should drink two to two-and-a-half ounces of formula per pound of body weight over 24 hours. 7 month old suddenly won’t drink milk . Let your baby hold her bottle and see how she takes it. Report Abuse. she is drinking only 300 ml in 24 hours. daycare, etc. If your baby was nursing well and suddenly refuses your breast, this may be what some call a nursing strike. She sucked a little at first and cried again. Besides baby’s age, another clue that a nursing strike is not a natural weaning is that baby is unhappy about it. Moreover, the baby does not have a habit of the plastic bottle and he does not want to drink milk from the bottle. If so, holding him in the same position for breastfeeds can help. If your baby isn’t drinking enough milk, it can be upsetting. You may even think you’ve done something wrong. She would have half an ounce and then just refuse to drink anymore. Feeding too slowly. I also just started eating lactation cookies. My 15 month old LO suddenly stopped drinking milk like 5 days ago. Around the age of 9 months, some babies show resistance to drinking their bottle. Other reasons include lack of appetite due to illness, not getting enough milk, having a growth spurt, or even needing to be burped. He is used to drink 250 ml twice a day (morning, evening), this has gone down 100ml in the morning and that is it, he does not want to see it anymore. In the last 2 days she's stopped taking mist of the 6oz bottles and wont have more than 4oz. She might not be ready just yet -- some babies can't hold their own bottles until they're 10 months old -- but holding her bottle might help make feeding time more interesting for her. Babies refuse milk for many reasons. Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by TCK_Runner, Jun 12, 2014. It could happen when your baby is a newborn or it could happen later on down the track. 2 year old suddenly stopped drinking milk. Milk pouring out of baby's mouth. An unrealistic expectation about the volume of milk an individual baby needs is a major reason why babies don’t drink as much as parents or health professionals expect. A. Anna85. Try changing the bottle size and shape, the nipple, or other aspects of the bottle to see what your baby responds to. She does not cry a lot compare to the fact that she is not drinking good. Breast refusal: Your baby could learn to prefer the fast flow of milk from a bottle and then refuse breastfeeds. My baby is 22 weeks since yesterday he has stopped drinking his bottles and literally just chews the teat and spits it out , he was draining 5/6 7 oz bottles a day and yesterday I was lucky if I got 1/2 oz down him he was fine in himself ... slept a bit more than usual... had 6 oz at 3am so I thought he be better today but now at 7am he’s doing the same !!! What i can do now. But from past 15 -20 days, he just doesnt drink milk. Skin-to-skin contact and allowing your baby to find your breasts on his own may be enough to help overcome this problem. She used to finish 3.5 oz bottles until 3 weeks ago and then suddenly she started leaving 1 to 2 oz per bottle while at daycare and when we try to bottle feed at home. Report Abuse. As for solids , she eats happily everything she is given. I smelled and tasted the milk and it seemed fine, but because she was so hungry I gave her some formula. Feeding your baby is one of your most important jobs as a parent, and for that reason it can also be a huge source of stress if your baby won't eat. Mom of a 2 m old girl. So if your baby weighs ten pounds, she should be drinking roughly 20 to 25 ounces per day — or about three to four ounces every four hours. My DD is 14 weeks old she was drinking a 5 oz bottle and draining it most of the time so I upped it to 6 ounces but now she has dropped to 4. is this normal will she take more again soon. I do know that formula intake at this age should be about 500 ml. Baby Refusing Bottle Suddenly. My wife is pregnant with our 5th baby, i've had experience. I nurse and pump at work for her daycare bottles. ), he or she may not get the opportunity to see peers drinking from sippies. I switched her milk to cow milk past one week and was adjusting well with it. If your baby isn't in a socialized setting (i.e. If your baby is crying during a bottle feeding, it is possible that your baby might have an allergy, especially if your baby is drinking formula, but an allergy is not always the cause. Some women describe it as soapy and others say it takes on a metallic smell and taste. A nursing strike usually lasts two to four days, but it may last as long as ten days. Babies not drinking enough milk is a common occurrence, and it can easily be fixed. Dental Decay… In the UK over 30% of children have had dental decay by the age of 5. Some children prefer the taste of water, juice or other beverages over milk in the diet. Wanting more milk than expected. 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