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Posted by: | 2018/12/11

Q.

Mixing milk with cerelac

Dear Doctor, my son is seven months and he is drinking infacare formula. He drinks a lot and after sometime, he still looks hungry , someone advised me to mix cerelac with formula which I did and seem to help but I later realized that it caused him to be constipated. Is it medically right for cerelac to be mixed with formula since they said it contain milk already? or can I prepare his cerelac in a watery form so that he can drink it instead of being fed with a spoon? because if I spoon feed him, he doesn't eat much of it. Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/12/11

You are correct, Cerelac already contains milk. Do not add Cerelac to your baby's formula. Your baby should be on quite a range of solid food by now. This includes cereals, vegetables and fruit and chicken or lamb. If he seems to be hungry on his present formula change him to Lactogen 2, which is a good formula for hungry babies.

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