Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tanya | 2010-10-12


Milk feeds2

I have 6 month old twin boys, born at 36 week, 2.2kg each they now weigh about 7.5kg. They are each eating 4 tbs of Cerrelac in the morning and a first stage 80g purity in the afternoorn. Currently they only drink milk and some cooled down boiled water from time to time. How much milk sould they be drinking and at what intervilles? Currently they drink about 6-7 times a day, seeing that I still breastfeed I am not sure how much they drink, but when given a bottle they finish about 150 - 180ml so working on a average of 150ml for the 6 feeds they get about 900ml of milk per day. If this is not enough, how do I get them to drink more. They look and apear healty and they are following there growth line as they should. Thank you for the advise.

Expert's Reply



The main thing is whether your babies aare gaining weight or not. If they are they are getting enough nutrition. They need about 950 to 1000ml of milk each per day now. They seem to be quite close to that so there is no need for concern.

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