Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: MommyB | 2011-01-14

Q.

Should I change the formula?

My baby is 5 months old and is only drinking +-800ml of formula per day. (Nan1) He was on S26Gold but was also drinking very poorly. He weighed 8.2kg in December and was 3.6kg at birth.
Should I try a new formula? I started him with a teaspoons of cereal a week ago. Will Lactogen be better?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby's weight is well above the average for his age so there is no need for any great concern here. He should be taking more formula every day, in fact his requirement according to his weight is at least 960ml per day. He is obviously feeling full after each feed so the answer does not seem to be adding solids now. He should only start on solids when he is 6 months old and even then you should offer his formula first. You could try him on Lactogen1 or NAN Pelargon to see if he is inclined to drink more on either of these formulas.

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