Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sarah | 2010/04/11

Q.

fussy eater

My four months baby boy cant drink more than 400 ml a day of formular . He likes direct breast milk . Im worried becaus i cant measure breast milk dose. i m about to go back to work and im worried that he will be underweight . i ve tried to start him on solids such as rice and still he cries terribly during feeding. At 14 weeks he weighed 6.7 KG. i feed him Nan 1. pls help Dr .

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The average weight for a baby boy of 14 weeks is 6.5kg, so you can see that your baby son's weight is excellent, in fact above average. He will take the amount of breast milk and the formula that he needs. He may not be ready for solids yet although there is no harm in trying to start him on a little rice cereal.

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