my son has no appetitte for formula anymore - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2006, 04:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
Manda316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Armenia
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my son only wants to drink formula like twice a day is this normal??
Manda316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-02-2006, 07:01 AM
 
Sierra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 6,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Manda, it is difficult to answer your question without more information.

It looks like your son is 8 months, correct?

Does your son have breastmilk at all, or only formula? Is he eating solids? Does he drink any other liquids? How long has he only wanted formula twice a day?

Every child is different, but I have a foster daughter very close in age to your son. She still is having bottles at least every four hours, though on occassion she will go a particularly long stretch, say 6 hours before she wants anymore. However, she isn't guzzling her bottles. 6 ounces is the maximum she will take at one time (she will make it *very* clear when she is done), and often it is more like 3-4 ounces. She does not typically take any other liquids. She does eat a small amount of solids.

I know the general guidelines about what is "typical" for a formula-fed only child around 6-9 months is to bottlenurse 3-5 times per day, consuming 24-32 ounces per day. I think my dfd may come up a little short of 24 ounces, but she is definitely eating frequently.

I'm pro-adoption reform, but not anti-adoption.
Sierra is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 09:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
Manda316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Armenia
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
he just started this the other day like 6 days ago e eats lots of solids though to compensate fruits, yogurt, etc. he is teething however he will drink juice and yes he is 8 months and all formula fed maybe he doesnt like the taste of yhe similac here we are in a different country
Manda316 is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 11:11 AM
 
Joannarachel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ware, MA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
May I ask why he isn't breastfed?
Joannarachel is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 12:22 PM
 
NYCVeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: On my couch
Posts: 4,949
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would cut out the juice. It's essentially just sugar water, he definitely doesn't need it, and it's probably taking up valuable tummy space from formula/bm. I don't know a whole lot about formula feeding, but I from what I've heard, bm or formula should still be baby's primary source of nutrition for the first year.
NYCVeg is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 12:27 PM
 
D_McG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Definitely cut out the juice.

joannarachel - why on earth would you ask that question? I think that's so obnoxious.

DS (6.06), DD (10.08), DD (05.11).

D_McG is online now  
Old 11-02-2006, 12:51 PM
 
Dido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 703
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joannarachel View Post
May I ask why he isn't breastfed?
She has answered this question before. You can check her previous posts.
Dido is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 01:13 PM
 
alegna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 42,826
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Another vote to cut the juice.

-Angela
alegna is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 01:16 PM
 
annettemarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the Restricted Section
Posts: 34,451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Just a reminder, ladies:
Quote:
You are expected to avoid the following when you post:
1. Posting in a disrespectful, defamatory, adversarial, baiting, harassing, offensive, insultingly sarcastic or otherwise improper manner, toward a member or other individual, including casting of suspicion upon a person, invasion of privacy, humiliation, demeaning criticism, namecalling, personal attack, or in any way which violates the law.

Flowers, fairies, gardens, and rainbows-- Seasons of Joy: 10 weeks of crafts, handwork, painting, coloring, circle time, fairy tales, and more!
Check out the blog for family fun, homeschooling, books, simple living, and 6 fabulous children, including twin toddlers

annettemarie is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 03:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
Manda316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Armenia
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah I already cut the juice starting today no more and im also going to cut the solids in half and see if that gives him more of an appetitte for his formula. All children are not breastfed and if you look down on me for that then. I have cut out the juice though. we will see what works. Thanks guys!
Manda316 is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 04:40 PM
 
*guest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: retirement
Posts: 1,396
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
joannarachel - just curious as to how whatever her answer was would have changed your advice? I admit I thought "why ask?" when I read your first reply, but maybe I'm missing something. At 8 months, it seems like a done deal that the child will continue to be formula fed. I know relactating is possible, but not likely given what this poster has mentioned in the past. Or were you suspecting a GI issue of some kind?

OP - Totally agree on cutting the juice and reducing solids. Perhaps prepare smaller bottles and offer more frequently? Then you won't feel like you're wasting so much if he rejects it.
*guest is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 04:44 PM
 
Joannarachel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ware, MA
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommitola View Post
joannarachel - just curious as to how whatever her answer was would have changed your advice? I admit I thought "why ask?" when I read your first reply, but maybe I'm missing something.

OP - Totally agree on cutting the .
I wanted to make sure there wasn't some other medical issue going on that would affect what he could or could not be fed. I didn't want to give advice that might hurt the babe. I probably could have phrased my question better
Joannarachel is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 04:51 PM
 
tayndrewsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WI
Posts: 10,472
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joannarachel View Post
I wanted to make sure there wasn't some other medical issue going on that would affect what he could or could not be fed. I didn't want to give advice that might hurt the babe. I probably could have phrased my question better
That was my thought as well.
tayndrewsmama is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 05:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
Manda316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Armenia
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks guys for your advice and for backing me up
Manda316 is offline  
Old 11-02-2006, 05:16 PM
 
bri276's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 5,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the formula is important for iron and fat, two things that really affect brain development, so I hope he starts taking enough again soon. I bet formula fed babies can go through a formula strike the same way breastfed babies go thru a nursing strike!

DD1 7/13/05 DD2 9/20/10
bri276 is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off