Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: C`s mom | 2008/09/09

Q.

Drinks very little milk.

My son is 7 months old  he only drinks 4 bottles of 100ml each day.
In the mornings he has cereal that I make with 75ml. milk. That means he gets less than 500ml each day. At night he gets his last bottle at 7 and then only wakes up at 6 again for his next bottle. I would imagine that he would be hungry then! But he only still drinks 100ml.He won`t have any other fluids either. He eats well otherwise and seems to be healthy and happy. I am worried as I have read that milk should still be the primary source of nutrition. Is this ok?
(He is on S26 Gold.)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is definitely taking too little milk per day and no other fluids. You have not given me his weight, but he needs 140ml for every kilogram he weighs per day. I get the impression from your note that he is eating plenty of solids but not drinking his formula. He must be given his formula first and only then should you offer him his solids. Milk is his primary source of nutrition now.

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