Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MakaHlu | 2009-10-01


Baby does not want milk anymore

HI. For the past two months, my 10 months old son has been drinking less and less milk. Even 260mls a day is a struggle. I' m not sure why but it started when I changed hime from Nestum to Cerelac and having 3 meals and snack. His meal plan is as follows:

Breakfast at 9h00 : Cerelac
Lunch at 12 h00 : Purity
Snack at 15h00 : Kids yoghurt
Dinner at 18h00 : Cerelac
Formula in between meals and at 21h00 before sleeping. Now he sodesn' t want his formula whwther btween meals or at 21h00. Is this behavious normal? or it is because he is eating too much during the day? I' m worried because he is too young not to take milk. Please advise.

Expert's Reply



Your baby is getting quite a lot of dairy in his diet with the Cerelac which contains milk and the yoghurt.In spite of this he is not taking enough milk per day.His fluid intake is far too low as he should be taking about 120ml for every kilogram he weighs per day. You have not given his weight so I cannot estimate this amount for you. He is probably feeling full from his solids although his solid diet should be far more varied for a 10 month old baby. Offer him his formula first and then the solids. Increase the variety of his diet as well.

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