Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Maya | 2012/04/29


2 month old not feeding well- WORRIED...

Good mrng.

Due to my health i culd not breastfeed my baby girl I''m giving her Nan1 her birth weight was 2,5 &  @ the six week visit she weighed 4,2.. For the first 6 weeks she ate very often &  very well but off late it has been a challenge to finish a bottle let alone feed as many times as the instructions on the formula tin indicates. I''m currently giving her 7 scoops on 175ml but she only drinks to about a 100 3 times a day I''m really worried about this even her stools have gone from once a day to once every second day what can I do to insure healthy feeding &  growth for my Angel? Please assist I''m so worried &  stressed.

Thank you

Expert's Reply



Up to now your baby has done very well indeed. To have gained the weight she did in 6 weeks after starting at only 2.5kg is excellent. She does not seem to like her formula or she feels too full after drinking a small amount of formula and the result is she is not taking enough formula now. Her daily requirements are at least 650ml per day.Her stools have also changed.Try her on Lactogen 1 and see if she is happier taking this formula.

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