Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: BUNNY | 2008/06/30

Q.

baby losing weight Please help

hi there
my sister had a baby about 2weeks ago baby weight 1.98kg at birth and in the last 2weeks has gone down to 1.81kg she was told to keep the baby on breast milk, she then went to the gp who advised her to put the baby on formular???? she is very confused now and would like to know what should she do .. please help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is now a problem where there was'nt one to start with. All babies lose a bit of weight in the first week or so after birth before they start gaining weight. Your sister should carry on breast feeding her baby. She should go to the nearest baby clinic for advice if she continues to have any problems.

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