My little Missy, whom some of you may remember me posting about, is now 5 weeks old. I'm in the process of beginning to wean her and would like some advice on how to get her to drink from a bowl. For the past three or four days I have been putting all-meat baby food (Gerber 1st foods chicken and also beef) in her bottle with her KMR, and she loves it! In fact, she won't drink her milk plain anymore This morning when she was very hungry I tried putting the warmed milk/baby food mixture in a saucer and though it took a while, she ate it all. Of course her judgement was a bit off and she'd get it up her nose, sneezing and stuff,but she did eat it. As for the next feeding, she would have no part of the dish and kept walking away though I knew she was very hungry. One curious thing I might add, is that after she walked away from her dish she ran to the cat dishes on the other side of the kitchen. She stuck her head in and it was empty at the time so she walked away. I even tried putting the milk mixture in that dish, to no avail. So I gave in and gave her the bottle back. How can I make the transition from bottle to dish easier for both of us???
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10/5/01 at 12:26pm