I am having an extremly difficult time at the moment trying to get my 7 1/2 month old baby to have a bottle. He refuses to drink at all during the day, he will just scream and scream or simply hold the teat in his mouth (to keep me happy I think) but not drink. I give him breaks but to no avail. He did have reflux as a little bub so I think this is a part of the reason why. I have taken him to doctor after doctor and also to his paedatrition and he was put on zantac but this didn't help either. He will have his night bottle most nights and always wakes through the night (early morning) for a bottle which he happily takes of approx 200ml. He has 160mls with his breakfast and then another 100mls with custard that I make but I am sure this isn't enough milk for him but I just cant get him to drink so what can I do? He has been like this for months and months so it isn't a faze that he is going through, it is like he is self weaning himself from milk. Has anyone heard of this at such a young age or know of anyone who has had this happen to before?? Does anyone know if I can add anything to his bottle to entice him to drink ie. some sort of flavouring? Any help would be greatly appreciated as it is so damn hard and I would really like my bub to start drinking his bottles again as I makes me so upset when he doesn't drink and I worry that he isn't getting enough fluid. Sorry for such a long post!
Mummy to Ryan 22.10.05 & Luke 11.9.07 Tassie