Childhood Diseases

Posted by: nina | 2008-11-27



hi doc.
I have a 5 months baby boy who was born prematurely at 670g. he doesn' t like his milk very much. he is on nan1 but hardly ever finish his feeds. his weight is now 3.3 kg. he lost some weight last month because he had urenitary infection. Do multivitamin help with weight gaining? he doesn' t like the vitaline what else can he take? what do you think about charging to s26 gold?

Expert's Reply



There is no need to give your baby any multivitamins.Your baby was a tiny premature infant and his weight gain cannot be compared to that of full term infants. In fact you have to adjust his age for his degree of prematurity. Keep in touch with our Premature Baby expert on Health24 if you have any concerns about your baby's progress.

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Posted by: Lin | 2008-11-27

Try Biostrath - it gives the lo' s a great appetite.

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