Childhood Diseases

Posted by: First time mom | 2009-01-28


Baby not eating well

Hi Dr

My baby is not eating well, she is 5months old and steal drinking 80mil of formula per day. have rice cerelac for breakfast, lunch and supper, her stomac is alway grolling I can even hear it, pediatrican say baby is ok, she was born with 4,5 and at 5 months she is only 6,5kg my heart is so painful that I do not know what to do anymore since she my first little girl, seing loosing wait and other baby when they are born they gaigne weight. I am a diabetic mother, please help

Expert's Reply



Your baby weighed much more than the average at birth which is about 3.3kg. Her weight is now below the average for her age.She is probably not taking her formula because she is taking quite a lot of solid food now. Offer her the bottle first before the solid food and reduce the cereal to twice a day, so that she will drink more milk.

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