Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annie | 2010-04-11


8 and a half month old daughter

Hi, my 8 &  a half month old does not like solids, she initially used to vomit it all up, but then her paed gave her some medicine 1ml before eating and that seemed to help. We no longer give it to her as she has settled down with the vommiting issue, but she still hates to eat solids (porrige in morning, purity fruit lunch, and porrige at supper) these she tollerates the above with medium protest, but she has her butternut which I tried to get her to replace the one lot of porrige. ALot of the time she will almost throw a tantrum and scream at me like I am trying to do her bodily harm or something , especially with the veg. She has Nan 2 formula, and will drink water or juice. What should she be eating and drinking at this age, she does not look underweight, people say she looks big, although she is not overweight either and are surprised when I say she is 8 months, we are all tall in our family.
She also has no teeth yet, although the gums seem to have been bothering her for months.
She also does not sit properly yet, she can sit for a few moment unsupported if she is concentrating on her toys, but then pushes herself backwards so she can lay down and roll or falls sideways. She always wants to roll around and is not too interested in staying still. she does push up onto her arms when she is on her tummy.
And lastly, sorry so long, but she battles with her stools since little, always round and hard greenish in colour, Paed gave us some med to help but only helps when using it. I asked him if I should change her milk and he said no, but something in my gut keeps sugesting that I try another milk, but I didn''t want to go against what my paed said, what should I do.
Please help, thanks

Expert's Reply



The problems that you are experiencing with your baby are very common.It is a pity that you did not include her weight so that I could see if there is any need for concern. From your description your baby seems to be very well nourished so there probably is no need to worry. Your baby does not have any teeth so she should be on very soft mushy food only. Look on for advice as to what your baby should be eating now. Milk remains her most important source of nutrition. She can start on yoghurt now as well. It may help to change her formula to Lactogen2 to see if this helps with her constipation problem.

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Posted by: annie | 2010-09-30

Hi there, my nephew is 2 years old but he hardly says many words, they have had his ears checked a while ago and there was no problem, and they are going to do so again. He is the youngest of 3 children, the older two are 4 and 6 years old and quite busy children, he does try and join in with them playing. He is starting to throw tantrums, &  Im not sure if it is just the wonderful 2''s or fustration. Do some kids just talk later or do you think he might have a problem?

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