Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ND | 2009-07-29


Hungry baby!

Hello, My 3.5 month old daughter screams when her bottle is finished. I feed her 200ml of Nan HA per feed, 5 times a day. She weighs 6kg and has only been putting on 90g a week. She also vomits alot of her bottle up throughout the day not only at feed time. I' m not sure if she has reflux as she doesn' t cry when she vomits but she does bring up alot of her milk all day. She also brought up my breastmilk when i was breastfeeding. She weighed 3.8kg at birth, so she was quite a big baby. Should i start her on solids to fill her or just increase her formula to 230ml?

Expert's Reply



You should do neither as your baby is already vomiting after virtually every feed.Her weight is exactly on the average for a baby girl of her age.She is almost certainly refluxing and that is why she appears to be hungry. This is because she is bringing up most of her feed each time. Please take her to be seen by your paediatrician.

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