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13 Oct 2008

Refusing the bottle completly now
Hi doc,
My 6 months baby does not want to be bottlefed anymore. I have tried every trick, he cries for his dear life as soon as i put the bottle in his mouth and he will stick his gums together. If is rooibos tea in his cup he drinks very well but if is milk he cries.

He is on S26 formula.I am so worried about his liquid in take cause he drinks only 125ml a day and i breastfeed him after 5pm cause i am a working mom.At the moment he weigh 8.2kg.i mix his tea with purity juices to avoid using sugar. i just want to know if i can use sugar in his rooibos tea please advise on this.

u advise is always appreciated,

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childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

Your baby's main source of nutrition at 6 months is milk, preferably breastmilk. You must not substitute milk with rooibos or any other fluid and nor must you add sugar to any of these liquids. You may need to express breast milk for him to drink from a cup while you are at work.
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