Childhood Diseases

Posted by: juils | 2008-12-08


two questions...

Hi Doc - I have two quick questions: Baby is almost two - healthy and happy

1: My baby loves cow' s milk and is constantly asking for her milk bottle - she drinks about 2 liters a day - is that OK?? She is off formula all together. She loves her food - sometimes struggle to get her to eat at night.

2: How do you tell if your child has knits?? Baby scratches at her head - by her neck. I searched for any signs of ' bugs' . To be honest, I don' t know what I' m looking for. It started about two days ago.

Expert's Reply



I am not surprised that your little girl won't eat at night if she drinks so much milk. At her age 2 cups of milk per day is sufficient. She runs the risk of becoming anaemic due to iron deficiency.
Look for the nits which are small white and white attached to the hairs. You need to look very carefully sometimes.

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