Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nicole | 2009-11-24

Q.

How much....

My 6 mnth old has been on solids for 2 weeks now, has a rice cereal twice a day and a purity fruit/veg in the evening. I wanted to find out how much of milk should he still be drinking as i' ve read that he should still be having approx. 500-600ml a day. He drinks about 350 - 450ml per day(Isomil), does the milk added to his cereal also count? Most days he drinks about 400mls. Your guidance will be most appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby needs 120ml of milk for every kilogram he weighs per day. For example if he weighs 7.5kg he needs 120 x 7.5= 900ml per day.

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