Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: hk | 2009/10/06

Q.

baby does not feed well

we have a 5 month old boy. he is breastfeeding only. he used to feed abt 4-5 times a day for abt 15-20 feed at a time. he was colic as well, but its much better now.
at the moment, he does not feed well. he maybe feeds for abt 4-5 times, but only 7-10min at a time. he can even go for 6-8 hours without a feed. he does not seem to be weak or crying.
must we start supplementing his feed with cereals or do something else.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby does not appear to be hungry and there is no need for concern as long as he is gaining weight and growing.You can start solids when he is 6 months old.

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