Childhood Diseases

Posted by: D | 2009/03/13



My little man will be 7 months next Wednesday, I stopped this week altogether breastfeeding, I was giving him formula and breast milk, but he has started prefering formula to breast milk and kinda weaned himself off! I phoned the pediatrician today cos I was bit worried his poop was a yellowish greenish and hard! i have srted him on Nestle Cerelac Rice cereal, hated it of course, and then switched to regular. he as water, and by the time I get home for the day has almost finished a 150ml bottle of water!

I give him Purity teething biscuits to chew on, still teething badly and still no tooth! Anyway the lady who answers the peds phone who has qualifications apparently(ped on leave) told me I am feeding too much formula, and that he needs proteins and should be getting fruit and veggies twice aday and that formula is not enough nourishment and nutrients, now as far as I am concerned everywhere I read milk for the first year of life is the most important source of nutrients, whether formula or breastmilk I did exclusively breastfed for 4 months and just stopped breastfeeding completely like yesterday! And really between 6-8months you introducing your baby to different smells, tastes, textures etc and milk is still the no.1 source of food!

I have introduced him to cereal, banana, butternut when he just turned 6 months! Hates basically except banana, he' s like his mom...loves bananas

formula, i was feeding 1 bottle of 200mls and 3 bottles of 250mls, she told me to bring it down to 4x200mls(which I will definitely do), he is a big boy was 3980kg when born and just over 4 months weighed just over 8kgs, according to the chart he was doing absolutely perfect and not overweight! His next visit to clinic is in May when he is 9 months!

My question is she right about the formula milk being not enough? Am I all wrong?

Expert's Reply



Agreed that milk is the most important source of nutrition in the first year of life, but at 7 months it is certainly time for solids as well.Purity rice cereal and vegetables and fruit should be established by now. Gradually expand his diet. He will tend to drink less milk on his own when his tummy feels full on the solids.

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