Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mini mouse | 2009-04-01

Q.

Questions re infection and walking

Morning doctor

Hope you are well.

My LB (8 months) had a ear and throat infection last week. Went to paed and got antibiotics. He is now much better, but ever since he got sick he doesn'  t want to eat because of the sore throat (which I can understand). But he is better now and still does not want to eat - only wants his formula. Why is that? Its not theething, because the paed also said that there is no sign of toothies.

Secondly - I am so proud to say that my LB started standing up and walking along holding onto the furniture. How long does it take before they can eventually walk on their own?

Thank you so much and enjoy a lovely day.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Most babies only start walking at about 12 to 13 months. Your baby may be off his food for a few days after his recent illness. It would be a good idea to give him a probiotic such as Reuteri drops 1ml daily for 10 days

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