Baby refusing bottle

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by keren, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Little Chaos didnt want his bottle last night or this morning ... which kinda stumped me because he's still happily running and bouncing around, no scours or bloat.

    Just thought I'd throw this out there, to see if anyone has any ideas?
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Didi you just start the kid on the bottle?
    Maybe it is to rich tasting and the kid doesn't like it? :shrug:


    Hey Keren ...glad to see ya pop in...missed seeing you.. :hug: ..By the way ..we had another Ausie "Gumtree" join our group..... :leap: :wink: :greengrin: :thumb:
     

  3. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    some people put karo syrup to get kids to eat.
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Do your nipples need cleaned? Sometimes if my kids won't eat I have to boil the nipples.
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    :wave: Pam, I'm relying on internet cafes, friends computers, and facebook on my mobile lol

    no, he's been on the bottle really well up until now. same formula, same teat etc etc

    I'll just keep an eye on him.

    YAY :leap: another Aussie!
     
  6. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    A little condensed milk may sweeten your formula enough to attract him. It works for me when I add a little to my cafe!
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    trust me this milk replacer is SWEEEEEEEEET. Its got molasses in it, so much so, it looks like chocolate milk lol

    he's been on this milk replacer for days, so I'm sure its not the taste or him being fussy or whatever
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    :wave: back at ya...LOL... Well.. I love that you are able to get on here ....whatever it takes ....you are an important part here ..on the goat spot.. :wink: :greengrin: :thumbup:

    Wow ...keren.. do you think ..he may have a little upset tummy? Maybe try some probiotic paste and baking soda....Good luck with the baby... :hug: :pray:
     
  9. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    figured out how to get tgs on my mobile

    bloody difficult to do

    seems like tum is a bit upset. not sure why.

    took 150ml last nite and this morning

    gave probiotics and electrolytes

    will see how he goes
     
  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That's good you figured out ...how to get on TGS... on your mobile... :thumbup:


    Good luck with the baby....hope it works to settle the tummy...and will get him back to normal... :hug: I am praying :pray:

    maybe give some ..vit B complex to boost appetite as well... :hug:
     
  11. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    stuck here at home today as it is bucketing. cant move goaties in this weather

    amazing what a shot of oxytetracycline can do. This morning I got peeved with the supportive therapy and gave him a shot of oxytet. four hrs later he is good as gold and hungry as a horse
     
  12. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    hmm must have had a little bug

    Glad he is feeling better
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I'm glad ...there is improvement...that's a good sign.... :hug: :greengrin: