Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tammy | 2008/11/26


3month olds weight

Hi Doc, my 3month old eats a lot (currently only on breastmilk), he weighs 8kg, he was 3.5kg at birth. Is the anything i can do to slow down his weight gain?i feed him every 4 hours. Please advise

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Many babies thrive like this when only on breastmilk, which is of course best for him.He is a big baby and his weight is above average, but well within acceptable limits. Don't worry about his weight as long as he is healthy and happy all is well.

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Posted by: Mosa | 2008/11/27

My baby is 4 months old,and she is breastfed,and her weight on friday was 9.6.When she was born her weight was 3.5.i started on work on monday so it was 5 of her feeding spoon cerelac per day and maybe 175 of formula per day when i am not around.

she is also having napy rash, but i am using baby bum cream every time i changed the pampers.Is she allegic to this ? is been 2 weeks now, the nurse at the clinic has said i must continue with this baby bum cream.

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