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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mickey | 2007/06/13

Q.

Feeding

Hi
My LO is about 9 months old, so i woul like to know if this is enough for her, she starts her morning with porridge (creamy maize meal purity) about 12h00 eats veggies (purity) in between sips formula (infasoy) 250ml and about 15h00 eats cearel all these small portions and at about 7h00 or 18h30 the last meal and we also give water and 250ml milk for the night.


I woul like to know if this formula is enough for her and also solids? I dont know how much she weighs as she will be at the clinic next week for her 9 months visit. The other thing that worries me is she has'nt started teething yet is this normal?

Thank in advance!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It certainly seems that she is not taking enough formula judging from what you have written. She needs at least 120ml for every kilo she weighs per day.The average weight for a baby girl of her age would be about 8 and a half kilos, so she needs about a litre of fluid including her milk per day.

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