Childhood Diseases

Posted by: D | 2009-08-26


Baby isnt eating

Doc, my child has a small appetite at the best of times. She probably weighs 5.5kgs now and drinks 150mls 4-5 times a day. Depends. Well i make her 150mls. For the last few days she has been drinking 60-90mls and leaving the rest. Now im already stressing, cos the clinic sister says she should be drinking more than 150mls. When we were down at the coast last week, she finished all her bottles. Im not giving her water or tea in between. She doesnt have a temp and isnt miserable. Although she slept ALOT yesterday and the day before.

Both time ive take her to the GP he has told me there is nothing wrong with her when she has been a bit offish with eating. Its starting to become a joke now. And im second guessing myself. like should i take or shouldnt i. she doesnt have a temp. and she some times has off days but this is for like 3 days now

What should I do and what do you thing is wrong?

Im stressing that she isnt eating enough, nevermind the amount of milk ive wasted and has been tossed down the drain

Expert's Reply



You have not mentioned your baby's age here which is essential so that I can see if her weight is as expected for her age or below the expected amount.To calculate the amount of her formula that she needs per day:If she weighs 5.5kg she needs 140ml x 5.5=770ml per day. She appears to be drinking this amount so there may be no need for concern. Please let me know about her age if you are still worried about your baby.

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Posted by: D | 2009-08-26

She is 16 weeks

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