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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: My baby is 3 months 3 weeks old and is fussing a lot over milk from past few days. I have low supply of breast milk and give her formula . Earlier she would happily drink 200-300 ml but now she goes without feeding for 8-9 hrs . I can hardly get her to drink 300 ml. She pushes the bottle out of her mouth. Even with a dropper all milk is spit out. Whay should i do. Im giving her nan pro 1
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information regarding the baby and feeding

Detailed Answer:
Hi..... I understand your concern as a mother. But I need more information regarding the baby and her feeding habits before suggesting you what to do.

My questions -

1. What is the exact date of birth of the baby?

2. What is the baby's birth weight and current weight?

3. How many times is the baby passing urine per day?

4. Is there any Diarrhea or loose stools or vomiting for the baby?

5. Does she vomit out every time or is there occasional vomiting only?

kindly get back to me with answers to the above questions so that I can guide you further scientifically.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (17 minutes later)
Hello doctor

Here are the details

Dob - 6 march 2016
birth weight 3.1 kgs current weight last taken on 8 XXXXXXX 5.8 kgs
4-5 wet diapers daily
No loose stools no vomittimg but stool is green in color

No vomitting usually - sometimes spits up little after feed

Other than this she is active, smiles and coos regulary, sleeps 1-2 hrs during the day and 4-5 hrs during the night at a stretch
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your baby is doing well - nothing to worry please

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... thank you for the information and getting back promptly.

My assessment of your baby, after calculating her weight according to her date of birth is that she is doing excellently well. Not only that, you have given me a developmental assessment of the kid also by saying that she is active otherwise and coos well.

I want to reassure you that your baby is doing very well in spite of your feeling that her feeding is not adequate. The proof of this, is her excellent weight gain and her normal development. Her current weight according to the calculation is falling to nearby 50th percentile which is most appropriate even when compared to United States CDC standards.

My suggestions -

1. Stop bottle feeding.

2. Feed with Paladay or spoon.

3. Nothing to worry about green colored stools. Unless the kid's having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.

4. Her normal urination pattern is also a proof that she is getting her required volume of feed.

5. I would have considered the possibility of gastro oesophageal reflux if she had recurrent vomiting or if she did not gain weight properly or if she has lost weight considerably. None of these are present, so I suggest you to be rest assured and do not worry about her feeding pattern as the weight gain is excellent.

Hope this helps to put your mind at ease and my interaction has built up your confidence that your baby is doing very well. I will be glad to interact if you have any more doubts regarding this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (2 days later)
Just one other unrelated question, im running fever and have cold, and ive taken dcold one tab. It didnt show results so ive taken panadol

Can i breastfeed the baby
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
You can breast feed the baby

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... you can breast feed the baby. No problem please.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Need more information regarding the baby and feeding Detailed Answer: Hi..... I understand your concern as a mother. But I need more information regarding the baby and her feeding habits before suggesting you what to do. My questions - 1. What is the exact date of birth of the baby? 2. What is the baby's birth weight and current weight? 3. How many times is the baby passing urine per day? 4. Is there any Diarrhea or loose stools or vomiting for the baby? 5. Does she vomit out every time or is there occasional vomiting only? kindly get back to me with answers to the above questions so that I can guide you further scientifically. Regards - Dr. Sumanth