Childhood Diseases

Posted by: kerry | 2008-11-19


feedign my 61/2 month old. worried

hello. my little boy is 6 1/2 months old. he goes through these spells of not feeding during the day. it lasts for 4 days or so. the 1st paed i went to told me it was from his reflux and gave me losec but it hasnt helped to make him feed, another paed told me its because he goes through growth spurts and then hes not hungry for a few days after this. i find this all very odd and very concerning. its been going on for about 2 months now. i have been feeding him every 3 1/2 hours and he still wakes up for a night feed. so he gets about 6 feeds per day. he is also having 3 meals solids per day. my mom says maybe hes ready to go onto 3 feeds per day. i am so confused about his feedings and its very distressing. i worry about him not drinking and dehydrating. he is overall happy and doesnt cry and is still putting on weight and has wet nappies. please give me some advise.

Expert's Reply



As you say your baby is happy and gaining weight well so there is no real problem. He is either getting full through all the milk he has or through the 3 solid feeds that he has per day.Try giving him his solids only twice day. You have a very tiring feeding schedule with him getting fed every 3 1/2 hours.

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