Up till now, Ethan still does not want to drink his Isomil from the bottle. He will only take it if it is mixed with cereal, oats or rusks. Last Friday, Mrs Tan tried feeding him Isomil from the bottle again. She told me she only made up a 2oz feed. Ethan took one suck and pushed the bottle away, then proceeded to nibble on the bottle nipple, totally refusing to take the milk anymore. In fact, Mrs Tan had also tried feeding him the milk with a straw but to no avail. He still doesn’t want it.
I then told Mrs Tan she could try two other alternatives:
1. Rub a little breast milk on the bottle nipple before feeding him the Isomil in the bottle.
2. Mix some Milo with Isomil before feeding him.
So this week, Mrs Tan tried alternative no. 1 first. Nope…didn’t work. So she went with the second alternative. Last weekend, I had already tried giving Ethan some Milo from the tetrapak and after the initial spillage, he took a few sucks of the Milo…so I knew he was all right with the taste. When Mrs Tan mixed 2oz of Isomil with one teaspoon of Milo, she told us she covered the bottle with a cloth, to prevent Ethan from noticing it was brownish in color, lest he suspect something was amiss. He kept wanting to unwrap the cloth around the bottle though…but eventually, he finished the 2oz! And yesterday he took another 2oz the same way too! Have we found a winner? I would think so! I’m going to buy Milo to try out at home this weekend. Who would have thought Isomil *disguised* with Milo would do the trick? 😀