Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2011-12-12


9 Month old boy refusing bottle

Dear Doc, my little boy is totally refusing his bottle. this started around 6months, we changed from regular NAN to perlagon. He would drink only one 200ml per day. however im still breastfeeding, but its mostly after hours since im working. we went for his check up and has not gained since the 6month check up. he is weighing 8.8kg now (he was 8kg at 6months), which the nurse told us is underweight. he is also eating solids, but mostly cereal and he is refusing salty food and veges, although we keep trying. what can i do. can i introduce other formular like nido or normal cow milk.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a baby boy of 9 months is 9kg. Your baby's weight is almost there, so there is no need to be too worried. You are still breastfeeeding him and this is obviously of great benefit ti him.He is too young to start on Nido or full cream cow's milk.These milks are only for babies from 12 months onwards. Try to continue to breast feed him. Is it possible for you to express breastmilk to leave for him while you are away at work?Do not give him any salty foods at his age.Let him eat what he likes, he is progressing well.Introduce new foods one at a time and get him used to the new food before moving on to the next new one.

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