Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tashni | 2010-05-06

Q.

10 week old

Hi

I started my 10wk old on cereal earlier this week....he simply would not get full.....So, I started with 1stp am gradually increasing...
My concern is that he is reluctant to drink his bottle 4hr after his cereal. He drinks between 50mls and 100mls for that feed. However for his 3pm feed (no cereal before) and his 1am feed, he is able to finish around 150mls. He is very content, has no constipation/tummy ache issues and is a happy baby.....

Doc should I be concerned? I am adding around 60 to 70mls of formula to his cereal
Advice please

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is too young to have started solids and it is no wonder that he will not finish his feed soon after he gets solids. Change him to a formula more suited to hungry babies such as Lactogen1. Only start with solids at around 4 months.

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