Childhood Diseases

Posted by: PL | 2010/03/10



My baby is 4 months old and 2 weeks. I''ve started her on solids and have mostly been giving fruit (apples and pears) - once a day. We tried the Nestum maize cereal but it doesn''t seem like she likes it much. She is on Isomil formula during the day and on breastmilk in the evenings and night. Her paed put her on Isomil from 3 months as she seemed to be lactose intolerant when she was on S26 Gold (she was getting a rash which has since cleared up).

I am confused as to how much formula/milk she should be having during the day. She currently weighs 8kg (birth weight was 4.05). I was fine when she was not on solids but now am confused as to how much milk she should be having now that she has started solids?

Please assist doc?

Expert's Reply



Your baby needs 120ml x 8=960ml of Isomil per day.

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Posted by: PL | 2010/03/10

Dear Purple

Thanks Purple, I know how strongly you feel against starting solids before 6 months of age. I have discussed with her paed and it was fine to start solids at 4 months. Milk is mostly what she feeds on. My question was how much milk, at her weight, should she be having when she has solids once per day.

I hope the Health24 paed can assist?

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Posted by: Purple | 2010/03/10

One of the problems with starting solids stoo early is that baby then drinks less milk when milk should still be the main source of nutrition.

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