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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2012 17:26 
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I never had this problem with Ella, and Abbie loves drinking (ok and eating :lol: ) but I cannot get Katie to drink much during the day at all.
She has roughly about 150ml of formula in the morning (possibly sometimes more and sometimes less), then is she has formula at 4pm it is the same amount, and then will take nothing at night - so we are dropping 4pm feed she she will take feed at bedtime ( she doesn't settle very well without the milk at bedtime). However, at lunch and throughout the day I give her water or juice in a sippy cup, but regardless of what I give her to drink she takes no more than a few sips all day.
I know this is not enough but she will just not take any more.
Can anyone suggest anythign to help her drink more? SHe doesn't seem dehydrated in anyway, and is behaving like she always does - chatting away and generally causing trouble by crawling to where she shouldn't be and pulling things apart :lol:

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PostPosted: 02 Feb 2012 08:23 
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Not really sure what to suggest? I know when Lewis was poorly the HV suggested rather than using a sippy cup or bottle to use a syringe so he would still get fluids and stop him becoming dehydrated. Not sure if you would want to try that?
She must be one of these babies who never bothers lol! Some days Lewis can be like that, hardly drinks anything and I worry about him but he's his usual devilish self :lol:

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My lot never really drank much, as long as she's getting the recommended (or near as damn it) daily amount of milk I wouldn't worry too much. Make as much food with milk as you can, I used to give them Weetabix or Ready Brek (fab for using a load of milk) for breakfast, add yogurt or fruit into it for a varied flavour, Angel Delight or custard are good puds and I'll admit I often gave them Ready Brek with fruit or yogurt added for pudding if they hadn't used up their milk by dinner time :lol:

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