Childhood Diseases

Posted by: sally | 2009-07-08


200ml milk

My baby is 8 month old , she drinks only 200mls for the whole day, how much is she supposed to be drinking.What can i give her to supplement for less feeding.Should i change the formula.I am giving her nan 2 and breastfeeding in the evinings after work

Expert's Reply



Obviously your baby is not taking nearly enough milk every day now. She needs 120ml for every kilogram she weighs per day eg 8kg x120=960ml per day.You have not given me your baby's weight so I cannot tell you exactly how much she needs, you can work it out for yourself from the example I have given you. Also if I knew her weight I could tell you if her weight is correct for her age.There must be some problem which is causing her to take so little milk. Is she getting too much in the way of solid food perhaps? It is important to remember that milk is the main source of nutrition for your baby now.

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