Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nini | 2010-08-12



Hi, my daughter is 6 months old. She only eats about 500ml of milk per day, and is on 3 solid meals (cereal, yoghurt, veggies). I have heard that Nesquick in formula could encourage her to drink more? Can I try this to flavour the milk, and maybe she will take in more at a feed? She only drinks 100 to 125 ml per bottle, every 4 hours (and even struggles to finish her bottles). She drinks around the clock...

Expert's Reply



It would be helpful to have your baby's weight so that I can see if there is a problem or not. You cannot use Nesquik for your baby now. She should also not be on yoghurt at her age. Her formula should be the main source of nutrition for her at her age. It is possible that she is eating too much in the way of solids and is not hungry as a result.offer her formula before the solids.It may help to use a different formula which she may prefer.This is just a suggestion.

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