Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Tatso | 2008/08/26

Q.

Baby losing wait

Hi
My LO is 10 months, I exclusively breastfed for 3.5 months and he went on to solid foods, he is arllegic to wheat,soya, eggwhites.citrus,cow' s milk. He' s currenlty eating porridge and purity bottle food, mostly frueits, but when I try to feed him food that need to be chewed, he spits it out, only need pureed food. He was weighing 10.5Kg at 6 Months and now he has gone down to 9.5. I' m very worried and don' t know what to feeed the baby because of the allergies.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is on the 25th percentile. This is below the average weight for his age which is 10kg. I agree that it is probably his food allergies which is making life difficult for you as far as feeding him is concerned. You should consult a dietician to assist you with managing his diet. Do not be concerned about him only liking pureed food, this is very common at his age.

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