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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Bee | 2012/09/12

Q.

Milk intake

Good day Prof.

I have a 15 months old boy, he doesn''t want to drink his milk anymore, I''m using bottles. I''m worried about his milk intake. How much must a baby his age take? He was on Isomil 3 &  he weighs 13,2 kg. I''m also thinking of changing his milk, what can you recommend?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

the average weight for a abay boy of 15 months is 11kg. Your son's weight is well above te average so there is no need for you to worry too much. He needs about 600ml of milk per day.I presume that he is on Isomil because he is allergic or intolerant to milk. You can try him on the regular soya milk in the cartons that you buy in the supermarket.

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