Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2009-02-06


5 months - Bottles

Hi Pead

My LO is going on 5 months next week, he weighs 8.5kg and is 63cm in length. He is still on 150ml bottles every 3 to 4 hours. He is having between 750ml - 900mls of milk a day, is this enough?
He is currently on Lactogen1. Our pead said not to put him on solids yet.

Expert's Reply



Your baby's weight is above average for his age and his length is exactly on the average.He should be taking at least 120ml for every kilogram he weighs;so he needs 8.5x120ml=1020ml per day. He is on the correct Lactogen formula for his age, change to Lactogen2 at 6 months.If he appears to be hungry he can certainly start on solids such as rice cereal now.

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Posted by: Mom | 2009-02-06

Hi Suzie, thanks for your reply as well. I had him on cereal at 4 months and he was extremely constipated, thats when our Paed recommended we stop solids as he felt our Lo wasn' t ready, I don' t really mind, but I' m just not sure if his liquid intake is enough for his age. I hope this Paed can shed some light.

Thanks again:-)

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Posted by: Susie | 2009-02-06

Your baby will show you when he is ready for solids, that is what i have found with my two girls. When he can hold his head steady when on his tummy etc. Start of by giving him little tastes of things, and don' t force the issue. He will probably pull his mouth, and it doesn' t mean that he doesn' t like it, it is new and he is not used to that.

What I have found is that the period from 6-12 months is when you have to expose them to the differrent tastes, otherwise you will find it hard to introduce other foods when they are bigger.

His bottles will diminish as he eats more and more solids.

This is what worked for me,


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