Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Earl-K | 2012-01-18


1year old

My son is one year one month  I have noticed a change of behaviour on his eating habits. He used to be a fan of milk (S26-Gold), but in the past few days he battles to finish a bottle in a day (from 6 bottles a day to half a bottle). We’ ve also tried a different brand but he refuses to take it. We have now opted on giving him a juice during night time when he wakes up. With milk he used to drink two bottles overnight but with juice he is taking half a bottle. His weight is now 10.5kg''s. Is there anything wrong with this? Please help.

Expert's Reply



Your baby son's weight is above the average weight for his age, so he has done well. It is not a good idea to substitute fruit juice for milk. Your baby will prefer the sweet taste of the juice but it is no substitute for milk. At his age he should be moving to a growth formula such as Nido or Parmalat First Growth milk or regular full cream cow's milk.

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