Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Natz | 2010-11-29

Q.

Nan Pelargon

With this formula worsen acid reflux?? I see its an " acidified formula" ????

Whats the best formula for an underweight 8 month old baby????
Can i add butter to her food to fatten her up as well...she is only 7 kg but VERY happy and healthy...2 teeth and crawling all over...a VERY strong baby...but TINY....

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is indeed well below the expected or average weight for a baby girl of 8 months. It is possible that her reflux is part of the reason for her being below the average weight. As you say, she is well and happy and her milestones are excellent so there are no real concerns. She may also be following a family pattern as regards her weight and length. NAN Pelargon should not aggravate her reflux and in any case most babies with diagnosed reflux are on treatment to reduce stomach acid.

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