Our Whatsapp group is quite active during the week. One of the topics that came up recently was babies who would not take formula after exclusive breastfeeding. Do babies get used to breast milk so much that they are unwilling to try another milk? What does one do in a case like that? My daughter refused to try any bottle and so I had to switch to spoon feeding her cereal with milk straight from the breasts.😳
Here’s what was said:
My baby won’t drink formula milk. I’ve tried all the brands. Nada! Only breast milk and I’m not a big person and I’m afraid my breasts will vanish cos chale after breast feeding goals is important.. Now I regret going exclusive with her.
Comment 1: Went thru the same and with my baby and being preterm i gave in but eventually i had Enfamil and similar (the already prepared ones) sent to me from Canada turns out she preferred that to the powder formula
Comment 2: How old is she though? Maybe there are other foods she can try for now. Give her some time off and then introduce the milk again. Until then let her enjoy the breast milk. Had the same problem with my son. I stopped bothering him and kept him on breast milk and other purees until he was ready for formula
Comment 3: Try Nanny Care goats milk formula. (Google the brand) It’s great for babies who react negatively to cow products. Goat’s and coconut milk are the closest to mothers’s breast milk. All cow based formulas produces mucus and allergies. Cow’s milk products is one of the worst things to feed to your baby.
Comment 4 : That’s the smartest thing I ever heard! The way I suffered! Up till now Tess won’t even drink cow milk on its own. I had the same problem. I did exclusive for 6 months and continued breastfeeding till she was a year. She never took the bottle or formula. Hmm. She’s even allergic. Any milk she won’t take
Comment 5 : I told you I gave Anela and Aiden both bottles for the first feed and I gave one bottle of formula everyday other than bm
Comment 6 : I started giving my baby bottle from day one… he got to 3 months and decided he didn’t want the bottle anymore- he’d rather starve… but I’m still home so I’m not bothered
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