Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: steve | 2010/05/04

Q.

maize porridge

my partner suggested we feed our 2 week old baby maize porridge because he cries uncontrollably and can''t fall asleep at night, on most nights. i said no. please advise. he is bottle-fed on nan formula, only.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You cannot start maize cereal for such a young baby.Your baby needs his milk as his only form of nutrition.He appears to be hungry. Try him on a casein rich formula such as Lactogen1 and see if this satisfies him better. Let me know if you are stll concerned about your baby once you have tried him on Lactogen.

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