Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jade | 2008/07/26

Q.

Behind according to books

Hello, hope you can tell me if my baby is okay...

He will be 10 weeks old this week - he was born naturally in the 38th week of pregnancy.

All books and friends confirm the same thing: saying that at 2 months the baby only has one soiled nappy a day (for formula fed) or once a week (for breastfed).

Baby is mainly on breastmilk with one formula feed at night. He still soils his nappy at every feed - is this normal? When will it slow down?

He weights 5.7kgs and drinks 150ml 7 or 8 times a day.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is above average for his age, so he must be taking in more than enough breast milk. In fact I suspect that his frequent stools are a sign that he is taking more than he really needs. He needs about 850ml of milk per day at his current weight so you can see that he is taking more than this based on your calculations.There is no need to change anything except possibly to drop one of his feeds if you can do so at this stage.

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