Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lilly | 2008/09/01


loosing weight but healthchart look good

My 5 months baby was born 3.4kg and in 3 months he was 7kg, in 4 months was 7.5kg and now 5months he is 7.75kg i am breastfeeding and he only drinks 125ml of s26 fomula after a serious fight and refuse to drink more during the day cause i am a working mom but by 5pm i' m home breastfeeding.He was a very big baby but now he looks abit slimmer and small.Even my mom and colleques has notice the slimness.He is on cream of maize porridge by 10:00am and bottlefeed by 11am/12am if he is still awake and have his purity by 14:00/15:00pm.Is he sick or something or i' m short feeding him,or is it the s26 fomula that he doesn' t like. Any multivitamen i can give him to build his immune system cause hes on and off on fever but not serious cause it takes only 1/2 days then its gone. worried mom please help.

Expert's Reply



Your baby's weight is still more or less on the average for his age, but it is obvious that he has slowed down considerabley with his weight gain. He only gained 250gm over the past month which is well below the expected amount. It is recommended that your baby be seen by yor paediatrician to make sure that all is well with him.

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