Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nhana | 2011-01-31


Baby not drinking formula milk

My baby is 11 months old, and she do not drink her formula milk as she is supposed( I am not breastfeeding), she will only take 125ml in the mornings only, sometimes at night. During the day, she will drink anything else, but not formula milk, I have changed her many time. She started with Nan1 at birth, until she was 5 months, and I changed to S26 when 6 months, she would not take it at all, then I changed to Infacare 2. She was taking it well until the 7-8 months she was not taking it, and I changed her to Lactogen 2, she is also giving the same problem. To an extent that at 10months she was weighing 10.09kg, now at 11 months she weighed 10kg. She is still young she needs milk, as she is not breast fed. Please assist.

Expert's Reply



The average weight for a baby girl of 11 months is 8.8kg, so your daughter's weight is well above the average for her age.She is really doing well in spite of her reluctance to drink her formula. She is happy to take other fluids during the day and still takes between 125 and 250ml of milk per day. I am sure that she is eating a good diet of solids every day as well.You have tried many different formulas with little success so it is not worthwhile changing again. Your daughter is happy and is doing well.

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