Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pearl | 2009-12-09

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8month old wakes up every 2hrs

My baby' s diet consist of 6 teaspoons of nestum in the morning, purity in the afternoon and nestum in the evening again with a bottle. During the day, he drinks a milk bottle and water with gripe. My problem is that he wakes up at least every 2hrs during the night then he drinks about 50-100ml at a time then falls back to sleep again. From what i hear, it is because he is hungry? Should i change his diet, is he eating too little, should i change his formula. Surely he should be sleeping through the night already? I' ve tried to give him boiled vegetables or soft egg in the evening, but he does not want it. Please help and many thanks!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It does appear that your baby is still hungry. At 8 months he should be getting more to eat. Do not give him egg until he is 12 months old. For information on his diet go to:www.babynet.co.za

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Posted by: Pearl | 2009-12-11

Thanks Doc...babynet.co.za was not much help, but found an awesome website, babycenter.co.za...much more informative! Thanks so much!

Reply to Pearl
Posted by: Pearl | 2009-12-10

Thanks for that...but 10 table spoons, sjoe that' s a lot, if i give hime anything more, he vomits, possibly cos he' s too full i think. Do you do your veg and meat in a blender, cos he gags when i give him veggies, could be cos he' s not used to the texture??? Thanks though. Awaiting the doc response.

Reply to Pearl
Posted by: Mich | 2009-12-09

I also have a 8 month old and they need protein. He eats 10 table spoons of Nestum in the morning, 2 snack' s , veg &  meat for lunch and supper and still 3 formula bottles per day oh and, yogurt for pudding. You can' t over feed them they will stop when they' ve had enough. Some days he eats less.
It does sound like alot but he finishes it and sleeps well. I think your baba is def hungry but let' s see what the Dr says.

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