Posted by: Gama | 2009-04-08

baby not eating well

baby is 4 months and has been for the past 2-3 weeks been on Infacare milk product.His appetite had been dropping even before he went onto Infacre as a supplement to his ration from mum.Even his suckkling is not impressive.He is lively and shows no signs of anything untoward.

what could be happening?

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Dear Gama
They go through growth spurts where they sometimes eat better than other times, as long as he is not losing weight, sleeps well, seems happy and wide awake and has no fever, it could be normal. Is he eating solid food like rice porridge too? This may cause his appetite for milk to drop. At this age they should be drinking 150-200 ml milk 4 hourly if they don't eat solid food. Be careful not to give sweet drinks like cooldrink and tea in between as this will spoil his appetite. If he becomes thirsty in between, boiled cooled down water should be given
Dr Bets

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