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Child not gaining enough weight. Taking formula s26 promil gold. Which formula is best?

Hi my son is 8months at birth he weighed 2.3kgs he now weighs a mere 6kg and I m worried he is picking up weight very slowly sum months he drops weight. He is on formula s26 promil gold and eats just maize meal and bottled purity for solids. Which formula is best to help him pick up weight fast and what else must I feed him.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dear user,
#The expected weight should be 8.5kg,so the daily energy requirement is 650kcal
each serving of 180ml s26 promil gold will give him 100kcal
altogether he needs 6-7 servings /day in 4-5 divided feedings
#Pl.avoid bottle feeding because bottle fed infants are prone for GERD ,which may lead to weight
#Try to feed with spoon.
# Always sterilise all vessels used for feeding with steam steriliser. Use two or more sets of feeding vessels per day;take care not to contaminate the reconstituted formula.
# Always do BURPING after every feeding.
# Along with this introduce semisolid food as early as possible;because late weaning will lead to
#If the baby does not gain weight inspite of all these changes please consult your paediatrician to rule out any underlying chronic infection.
Good luck

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