Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Munt | 2010-09-17



My new born baby is on NAN 1, he is suppose to drink 100 ml 6 times a day according to the NAN Time Table, however he is unable to finish the 100 or 75 ml at once, he can finish 50 ml at once and he drinks every 2 to 3 hours, will this create a problem for him, I am told that if he doenst stick to the time table he will either lose or gain weight unnecessarily and that will make him sick. My problem is I unable to force him to stick to NAN time table.

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The real question is if your baby is gaining weight normally or not?If he is gaining weight then all is well.He is a demand feeder and probably taking enough formula per day as he is a frequent feeder taking small amounts at a time.

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Posted by: Munt | 2010-09-17

Thank you very much, this information is very helpful, I was starting to get worried.

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Posted by: Nini | 2010-09-17

Nonsense!!!! Shame, I stressed about this same thing not to long ago. Every child is different, that table is just a guideline. My daughter is 7 months old and cannot even finish a 150ml bottle at a time - the NAN table says she should already be on approximately 240ml at a time. She drinks 4 bottles a day. However my niece is only 6 months old and alraedy drinks 240ml at a time!!! It depends on your baby. If he prefers to drink a little bit less more often, then that''s okay too. As long as he is getting as close to possible as the TOTAL required amount of milk in a 24hr period then you shouldnt worry. Dont be a slave to that table, it will drive you insane :-) If your baby is healthy, gaining weight and is happy and content, continue doing what you are doing. If he loses weight, he must be seen by a doctor - and this will probably result in changing his formula to something more substantial (maybe lactogen). also remember, as he grows his apetite will increase, eventually it will even out, you''ll see.

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