Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sipo | 2012/02/20


Baby don''t want to eat

Dear Doc

I have a 19 week old at home, turning 5 months next week. I started feeding her at 4 months with purity, purity rice and Hip Organic cerelac. Now she doesnt want the cerelac and purity rice, she only wants the bottled purity. Should I stop giving her cerelac and stick to the bottled food?
My baby also cries a lot and is restless in her sleep. What causes this? Is it normal?
She has also started blowing and biting on my fingers (rubbing her gums), what do you recommend for teething?


Expert's Reply



Your baby is not eating solids because she is teething. Massage her gums with your little finger and apply Pansoral gel to her gums.She is still a bit young for solids still so there is no need for concern as long as she takes her milk.Try her on solids again at 6 months or if she seems to be hungry. Start off with the rice cereal or a maize cereal.

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