Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dei | 2012/08/21

Q.

10mth old not drinking

hello,
how much milk is a 10 month old baby boy weight 10.2kg supposed to drink a day. I am having a big problem with my 10mth old son not drinking milk during the day at creche. i prepare him two bottles of novalac ac for the creche then tea time i go and i breast feed him but he hardly drinks. then when i pick him up in the afternoon his bottles are still full? he is eating but not drinking during the day. at night i just give him breast milk, he sucks all night. is this okay?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average wight for a baby boy of 10 months is 9.2kg. Your baby son's weight is excellent and well above the average, so he certainly must be getting enough to drink every day. The amount of fluid he needs every day is about 1100ml.

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