Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Verushka | 2012/02/21

Q.

3 month baby refuses bottle

My 3 month baby (6kg) has been refusing to drink his bottle for the last week. He will drink 100 ml and then push the bottle away. He was finishing 200 ml but often ended up throwing up the milk.
I''m worried that him not drinking will affect his health.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Of course your baby needs to drink his milk as this is his main source of nutrtion.His weight is about 0.5kg below the average for a baby boy of 3 months.It is possible that he is showing the first signs of teething or he may have a problem with reflux.Try him on a special formula for baby's with reflux such as Novalac AR and see if he is happier on this formula. If there is no improvement it would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your baby son.

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