Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Anon | 2009-01-19


Bottle feeding

Dear Paed
My son turned 4 months on Friday, he is still drinking a 150 ml bottle every 3 hours, he started drinking every 3 hours at night as well, our clinic sister advised us to start him on solids, 3 tsp of cereal in the morning and 3 tsp of butternut at night, but this has made no difference at all. We have recently changed his formula from Lactogen1 to Infasoy1 as he was really struggling with wind and thought he might be lactose intolerant. He seems to drink the bottles much easier and seems a lot more content, on Friday and Saturday night he slept through with one feed at 2:30am, we thought we had made a breakthrough, but last night he was crying for feeds every three hours again.....he is now feeding 10pm, 1am, 3am and then again at 6am... I have tried him on 175 ml bottles but he only always finishes 150mls and not anything more. I just don' t know anymore..... I' m exhausted

Expert's Reply



Your son is not being filled by the formula he is on. There is no real reason to suspect that he is lactose intolerant except that he was a bit windy. Try him on a more filling formula such as Lactogen1 or Novalac for hungry babies and see if he is better on one of these formulas. Let me know how he gets on.

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