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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: momtoefe | 2009/05/26

Q.

baby not feeding right

hello,
i just had a baby,he is 2months.the problem is he' s not feeding as he used to,iam currently giving him breast milk alone.He has skipped night feeds entirely,i have to force him to suck all the time and its really stressful.am afraid he might start to loose weight.he had a bout of malaria recently though,but he' s fine now.what do you suggest?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It may be the malaria or the effects of this recent severe illness which is still affecting your baby or the medicines which he was given for malaria.You cannot try to force him to feed as this will not work.I suggest that you ask the nursing sister at your nearest baby clinic to see your baby and give you advice.

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