Childhood Diseases

Posted by: topaz_sa | 2009-08-12


How much milk

My little girl is 13 months now. and for the past 5 days she has been drinking very little milk.

She sleeps beautifully, from 19:30 till at least 06:45 (mostly 07:20)

But the first bottle in the morning, she has only been having between 20 and 50ml. I would think that after not having anything the whole night, she would guzzle the bottle down.

She has been having on average 200 - 250ml per day, spread over 4 bottles, because she just doesn' t want to drink a big bottle.

Her solid meals are OK, (apart from 2 days this weekend, when she didn' t have much at all) still small portions, but I think it is enough otherwise.

She is very happy during the day, plays alot has her 2 naps, and sleeps well at night.

Should I be worried?

Expert's Reply



You do not mention if your baby has other fluids as well as her milk. If she is only drinking milk then she is not getting enough in the way of fluids as she needs 120ml of all kinds of fluid including her milk for very kilogram she weighs per day. It is possible that she feels full due to the solids she eats. Try giving her her bottle first.

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