Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Nix | 2008/11/06


What milk can i give my 5 month old

Hi I’ m not sure if you will remember because you answer so many posts daily but here it goes. I spoke to you about my baby (born 29 May 2008) and she suffers from a bit of a zink deficiency…  anyway you said I should continue with the zinplex and it will clear up in 3 to 6 months. She also has these bad rashes and that she gets but we bought the medezone ozone machine and it has done wonders for her. The BAD red rash she had all over her bum and nukie area is not 3 spots now and then and the normal bum cream works for that.

Sorry I just wanted to share …  my actual question is that our doctor said when she was 2 months to put her on isomil because it digests better… . She was not eating well at all and still is not. The most I can get her to drink is 120 ml. she will drink her 120 bottle at about 5 o clock and go to bed and wakes at 4 or 5 in the morning then she does not want a bottle until about 8 and even then she only drinks about 100ml. and the rest of the day it will be way less or a bit more. I started to give her Nestum first serial now and she loves that…  so I gave her that this morning at 6:30 and she ate it. And then I feed her in the afternoon at about 4 again. Sometimes when I give her the milk she will drink 15 ml and then cry when I bring the bottle closer. Could it be that she hates the taste? With her last shot at 14 weeks she did not pick up enough weight according to the sister and I thought that the whole zink thing has to do with this but could it be the milk? What can I give her? The hospital said to give her Navolac HA because she has such a white fine skin and is prone to allergies, especially with her having the constant cradle cap and rashes …  which I’ m working on with the medizone and natural oils.

I’ m just not sure. We want to try the navolac but it is necessary to get the HA one or what will you suggest.

Sorry for my looooong post and I appreciate your help as always

Expert's Reply



Your baby has a proven zinc deficiency, but she is showing good signs of recovery now. The Zinplex supplement will boost her zinc level.
You have no evidence that your baby is allergic. A fair skin is no reason to consider that she is allergic, nor is her nappy rash which is due to zinc deficiency. Cradle cap is also not an allergy. There is no need for any special formula.She could start on regular NAN1 or S26 Gold.Please let me know when her nappy rash clears up completely.

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