Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: tsoma | 2008/10/23

Q.

caring a colic child

my child is 4 months was diagnosed with colic,she doesn' t cry,her tummy is round n big,her weight 4,58,so what is colic,i hav started solid food i gave her cereal and cream of maize(purity) and NAN twice a day ,and im breastfeeding,pls help me because im worried about her weight,her birth weight was 2,4,i hav c-sec delivery,is it okay to giv her those solid food,pls help i gave her cereal in the morning and cream of maize with milk in the evening.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is below the average for her age, but she was also well below the average weight of 3.3kg at birth when she weighed only 2.4kg.You may be trying too hard with her and you are possibly overfeeding her. She is being breastfed, so why does she also need the NAN? The cereals are fine but just give her what she will eat and don't try to force her to eat any more. She does not have colic as she does not have any sign of tummy pain and she does not cry at all.Be patient with her she will gain weight at her own pace. She may also be simply following a family pattern if you and your husband are not very big people.

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