Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Megan | 2009/11/30



My son is 15 months old. He has allergies so he is on NAN HA 2. I alternate between that &  fresh full cream milk. He eats 3 meals a day but does not have enough food, therefore I still have him on formaule, was told that I can have him on it till he is 18 months. He eats like a little bird, he only weight 8.5kg, he is a 8 week prem baby aswell. This has been happening for a couple of weeks now, he goes to bed at 7pm with a 330ml bottle of formaule, he drinks it and wants more. He can drink up to 600mls in 12 hours. He does not want water only formaule. If you give him water he cries till he gets milk. You can see that he is thirsty. He is on our room, it is hot &  he always kicks off his blankets. He also rocks himself - since a baby, he cries in his sleep aswell.

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The average weight for a 15 month old baby is 10.5kg. Correcting your baby's age to allow for his prematurity he should weigh about 9.9kg. At 8.5kg and correcting for his prematurity,his weight falls on the so-called 10th percentile line of the infant weight chart. This means that his weight is in the lowest 10% for babies of this age.
He does not appear to be allergic to milk as he drinks full cream milk. Change all of his milk to either Nido or to Parmalat First Growth milk which should make him feel more full and content.Do not overdress him at night, he must wear only cotton clothing and cover him very lightly with a thin cotton duvet/comforter only.Make sure that your bedroom is well ventilated.

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Posted by: Megan | 2009/11/30

Sorry, I also wanted to say is that he gets up 7 - 8 times a night.

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