Childhood Diseases

Posted by: poeps | 2009-03-24



Good day Doc

I am a first time mommy, my son is born on 36 weeks and was in ICU for a week for prematurity and (long onsteking). He is now 1 month . At the moment I am expressing he' s feeds for him, as he does not want to drink from my breast properly. I want to find out what the difference is in giving breastmilk and formula by bottle. If I give him breastmilk Should I still give him a certain amount of milk every 3-4 hours or should I give him by demand. I know with formula you need to give exact amount every 3-4 hours. He seems to sometimes even want milk every 2 hours, then 3 hours then 4 hours. ANd sometimes he does not want to drink all his milk and sometimes he want more. He is 3,35kg at the moment and I try to give him 80 ml. And if he sleeps and 4 hours have past should I wake him for a feed.

Then also he' s one eye is a bit runny, I heard that he' s teargland might be closed, how can I help him and clean he' s eye?

Then also he still has a bit of (geelsig), is this fine, what can I do to help with this.

Lastly, he has a rash on his forehead,cheeks and chin, it' s like small pimples and some yellow pimples as well. It s only on his face and not on his body. I am at the moment cleaning his face with Cetaphil. What can this be, and how can I help him with this.

I hope i didn' t confuse you to much and didn t ask to much and that you can help me.

Thanking you very much in advance

Expert's Reply



Duplicate question.
Your baby should not still be jaundiced now. Please ask your paediatrician about this.

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