Childhood Diseases

Posted by: AD | 2011/01/19


Formula and Breast

My LG is 17 weeks old and she is on both formula milk during the day and breast mlik at night. How does this effect her tummy.
And she has been on the bottle for the first time 2 weeks ago, it was a struggle but she took it eventually. She weights 6.3kgs but have noticed that she is much lighter then before the bottle. She sometimes only drinks 100mls of formula for the day.

Will she get start drinking more and gaining her weight. And how much should be drinking a day.

Expert's Reply



Your baby girl's weight is exactly on the average and where it should be for her age. Her fluid requirement is 6x 140ml=840ml per day.Many bbaies are fed on both breast and formula. She does not appear to be taking enough formula but must be making up for this with her breast feeding as she is gaining weight well.

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