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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Cherry | 2008/01/03

Q.

Help! Don't know what to do?

Hi There

Please could you offer some advise on what to do or what could be wrong?

We recently went to Durban for the holidays and my 7 month old baby was very upset on the way there. She was fine on the way back and slept most of the day.

But ever since we've got home she has been crying and seems very upset. I thought it could be the disruption of her routine but I also noticed she had a runny nose. I have been giving her Colcaps syryp for about a week now. Her stuffy nose has cleared up.

But what concerns me the most is that she refuses to drink her milk. I have to battle to get 100ml down and she literally pushes her bottle out of her mouth. And she's not eating that well either.

How much milk should she be drinking in a 24hour period? And what can I do to rectify the situation???

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very common for babes to have their routine upset by holiday trips and they take a while to settle back into things again. You do not give me her weight, but she needs 120ml of milk for every kilogram she weighs per day.

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