Childhood Diseases

Posted by: gail | 2009/06/03


5 months does 600ml formula enough?

My baby turned 5 1/2 months he almost drink 600ml NAN 1 and he doesn' t want purity , nestum or cerelac he eat if i bottle feed but with a spoon he will cry non stop so i' m worried that he is not pick up enough weight. so i have tried to give him cream of maize in the morning 10H00 and in the evening so he doesn' t want to eat his lunch is there anything i can do to make him manage to have 3 meal per day and how many formula in ML for a 5 months baby?

Expert's Reply



Your baby needs at least 120ml for every kilogram he weighs per day.You have not given me his weight so I cannot tell you if his weight is right for his age or not or how much fluid he should take. Always give him his formula first before the solids. At this age it is enough for him to eat solids twice a day

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/06

my 6 months old baby girl eats solids, potato, butternut but does not want a bottle. She still does not have teeth, does not roll over but is a very happy baby, smiles, laughs. Is there anything to worry about?

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