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9 month old baby is not drinking lactogen. What should be done?

Hi doctor, My baby girl is 9 mnths old. She is taking lactogen 2, cerelac, vagetables and fruits. But for the last few days it has been observed that she is not willing to drink lactogen any more. We started with NAN2 which she also refused and after that we switched over to lactogen. Now same thing is happening with lactogen. Please help.
Asked On : Fri, 28 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
is ur baby breastfeeding .if yes breastmilk is good for ur baby and u can continue feeding her breastmilk along with other complimentary foods till she is 2 years old
if not u can start her on cows milk.use only pasteurised milk and boil the milk thoroughly
give her lots of fluids to drink like
1-boiled and cooled water
2-fruit juices
thanku and take care
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Psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

As babies keep growing, their taste and food preferences keep changing. This is normal and you don't have to worry much about this. After 6 months itself babies can be started on home cooked foods gradually. Also, it is not compusory or essential that babies should be given formula feeds. I would suggest that you start giving your baby nutritious home foods like rice, dhal, vegetables, egg, curds, etc. These will contain adequate nutrition, plus the baby is more likely to enjoy these because of the variety of tastes.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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Pediatrician Dr. Kaushik K Murthy's  Response
You can try cows milk instead diluted as 2:1 with water, you may add sugar for taste instead.
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