Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ma | 2010-08-26

Q.

18month baby - milk

Hi. My baby girl is 18 months. Weighs 14kg. She is on s26 gold, no 3. When must i change to cows milk? And how much milk is needed. She now drinks 2 x 200ml formula in day + also wants formula through the night (doesnt sleep through) sometimes 2 bottles. She doesnt eat well at night. Just wants fish fingers + 2min noodles. Nothing else. Pls help, as i dont know what to do!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am concerned about your little toddler's weight. Her weight is far above the average for her age and she is in the top 10% for girls of her age.She should change to regular full cream cow's milk. Her diet is not correct and she cannot continue just drinking milk and eating fish fingers and noodles. Please take her to your nearest baby and child clinic for advice. Also write in to our Parenting line on Health24 for more advice.

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