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Baby feeds only 450ml a day, 8 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 8 month old daughter on somedays will only drink 450ml formula per day, she would rather have more solids, can i follow her lead. This is only somedays, she will usually vary between 470ml to 600ml, i only worry coz i read she shld have at least 600ml
User :   Hi,
User :   yes, but is she fed on milk
User :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
Doctor :   Hi
User :   sorry im back,
Doctor :   Yes , Please go on.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry.
User :   so what i am asking is, is this enough formula since most days she is not having 600ml.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions on this to help you better ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know the weight of the baby ?
User :   8.2 kg
Doctor :   Ok.
Does she have any other fluids other than the feed like breast milk at any part of the day Doctor :   Does the baby urinate at least 5-6 times a day ?
User :   she just has the above mentioned formula spaced out over 4 bottles and usually sips of water throughout day
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   That is good.
User :   yes urinates well
Doctor :   The most important point regarding baby feed or hydration would be the baby urinating well at least 5-6 times a day.
Doctor :   that would be not any probelm at all.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Regarding the feed, if the baby is a bit drowsy or sometimes in a mood where she wants to play may sometimes not feed properly.
Doctor :   Just take care that she does not fill her stomach with water but the feed and 470ml is pretty fine, not to worry.
Doctor :   Is the baby active and does she play well ?
User :   thank you, yes she very active and crawling everywhere
Doctor :   Can the baby sit with support and have all the milestones fine.
User :   constantly moving
Doctor :   Ok, that is encouraging not to worry at all.
Doctor :   her weight is also fine.
User :   yes, can sit without support
Doctor :   just try different reccipes.
User :   great good to know
Doctor :   like different fruits
User :   ok
Doctor :   papayya and apple and other fruts with a small amoungt of honey.
User :   she seems to like all fruits and veg
Doctor :   with the general baby feed that we get at stores has to be mixed with fruits and veggies at hoem.
User :   actually any food
Doctor :   Ah, thats good.
User :   all homemade food
Doctor :   Do you have to travel or work to miss feed her at some point of teh day ?
Doctor :   Then dont worry , she will be fine , just need to feed her when palying,etc. Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   take care, bye for now.
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