What To Do If Your Baby Isn’t Taking Formula

Being a mom certainly isn’t easy, and one of the reasons for that is the constant breastfeeding. Now, don’t get us wrong. Most mothers report that breastfeeding their child is a wonderful bonding experience, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a frequent task that they constantly must do. Not to mention that moms must pump frequently if they’re not around their baby. This can lead to trying to feed their babies formula occasionally. Unfortunately, sometimes babies don’t want it, and here’s what to do if that happens.

Mix It In Gradually

One of the best things you can try is to mix in your breast milk with the formula, so as to ease your baby in. Make sure to make the mixture mostly breastmilk, and overtime balance out the ratio to be more formula. Eventually, your baby will be more than happy to drink the formula.

Change the Formula

If this doesn’t work, it could be that your baby has problem with this particular brand of formula. Try a different brand out and see if your baby is more interested in that. If that doesn’t work, another thing you can do is to change the temperature. If you’ve been giving your baby hot formula, give it to them cold—and vice versa.