Childhood Diseases

Posted by: 2nd time mommy | 2010/02/24


Feeding pattern for a 4 month old baby

My 4 month old daughter is currently on Nan. We feed her 150ml every 5 hours. The problem is she drinks 50 ml fine and then its a struggle to feed her its like we are feeding her poison. I hate forse feeding her and I dont want her to loose weight. She currently weights 6.2 kg. Is this normal

Expert's Reply



Your baby daughter's weight is almost exactly on the average for her age. So she must be benefiting from her feed even if you have had to battle to get her to drink it. She does not appear to like the NAN formula, which is rather unusual. Try her on another formula. She may prefer Lactogen1 or the yogurt-like taste of NAN Pelargon.

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Posted by: Helen Kruger | 2010/06/07

My baby is 16 weeks old and has really bad reflux, she even spits up some of her previous feed right before her next feed. I keep her still after each feed and she sleep elevated and on her left side. She is currently on Novalac AR, and I add Thick and Easy to that as well, which does not seem to help much.... She gets Zantaz 3 times a day, 1ml and Losec mups twice a day. A friend told me to give her Pelargon which she says she gave to her baby and that took the reflux away, but I''m not sure what to do? Which one is better? Must I rather leave her on what she''s currently on or will the Pelargon take the reflux away?

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Posted by: Another 2nd time mommy | 2010/04/18

Baby boy born mid January 2010 at 38 weeks at 3.38 kg with no complications. At 12 weeks, 6.1 kg. Currently on S26 (1). He never finishes a bottle and it feels as if he takes ages to drink one bottle - therefor also difficult to say how regular he drinks. Goes through 5 or 6 bottles in 24 hours at 175 ml. I also give 50ml rooibos tea (NO brown sugar) per day. Dr gave Losec for reflux with Mucain. Makes more constipated. Also has rash on face/neck/behind ears and clinic says it''s hormones. Ok, question: many say to go onto NAN PELARGON as it will help with all of above. I do not wish to swap and change formula but my gut feeling says it might benefit him. He wakes up because of cramps and ''bottom'' winds that get ''stuck''. I rub his tummy which helps but then he is awake already. Cramps continue, reflux continue, winds continue. Many give advise that I should maybe make formula less strong, I get a lot of different suggestions but do get confused. Just want to do right by baby and breast milk did not want to continue after 4th week. He was on NAN after breastmilk but he also had lots of cramps/winds with NAN1 and very uncomfortable. Please be so kind and confirm NAN PELARGON''s or other formula milk advantages and avenues you would suggest we follow. All the best. :-)

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