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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: KEANU | 2004/10/14

Q.

BIRTH CONTROL METHOD

I have a 4 months old baby and I need to know as to when can I start him on solid food. I am also feeding him Purity Rice. He does not want to take NAN from his bottle the only thing he enjoys is brest milk. How can I make him drink from his bottle. The thing is during the day is a hassle for my mom she is the one who looks after him. PLEASE HELP

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is no way to force a baby to dring, but he will take the bottle if he is truly hungry and it is the only thing that is offered. However, it would be good to continue breast feeding (even if only after work), for as long as you can. You should also try to express breastmilk, which your mother can ofer during the day. You may slowly progress to other solids. Your local baby clinic will be able to give advice and also weigh your baby again. It is good to have them weighed every 2-3 months at least.

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