Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mom | 2009/04/20


7 month not gaining weight

Hi Doc,

Could you please advice, i am very worried.
My LG (7months) is not gaining any weight. Birth weight was 3.3, current weight 8.2. She went for a weighing last week and her weight hasnt changed from the last time.
She is currently on lactogen 2 and 3 meals daily (potatoes, gem squash, purity no.3, mabele instant porridge). The nurse at the clinic said we should start giving her more adult food but that doesnt sound right because she' s still a baby and has no teeth.
Meal times are usually a struggle and she doesnt drink the required formula for her age, but i still breasfeed in the evening.

We changed her from Novalac IT2 to lactogen recently. Could that be the cause or it it something else more serious???
Could you please advice me on the correct diet for a 7month old or refer me to a webside where i can find the info.

Thanx in advance

Expert's Reply



Your baby's weight is exactly on the average for a baby of his age, so there is no need for concern. His diet is good as well and as you say he still needs soft foods. You can find more information on the correct diet for your baby on the Purity za

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