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Capacity to drink milk in a baby - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   helo
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User :   sir my baby born on 26th june 2008 in 7 months
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   means premature baby
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so i wanted to know currently what is the capacity of baby to drink mlik per day ( bottle milk no breast milk)
Doctor :   Were there any complications at the time of birth?
User :   baby weight around 5 kg now when he born he was 1.6kg
User :   no
Doctor :   The most important recommendation world wide is that Breast milk is the best feed for any baby especially premature babies.
User :   that was normal delivery
User :   but no breast milk
Doctor :   The baby is normally fed on demand whenever he cries
User :   that is true, but overall how much intact rqrd per day... say 500mg or 1 ltr etc
User :   coz now 3 month already
Doctor :   As I have mentioned there is no fixed amount, the baby is fed on demand.
Doctor :   And the formula should be mixed strictly as per instructions and should not be diluted
User :   he was drinking around 800gr but last 3/4 days its reduced around 200grm means taking 600grms onluy
Doctor :   It is better not to restrict or force feed the baby, just feed him whenever he cries.

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