The Dose Of Formula Milk For Babies Aged 6 Months?

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Doctor, I have a 6-month-old baby girl. BBB was born 2.7kg and 47cm long. From being born it was very difficult to drink breast milk and didn’t want to have milk. And do not want to suckle directly. Every month the bb only goes up by 200 gr. And my son’s bb is now 5.8 kg, but because of fever for 4 days, it has decreased to 5.2 kg. I took it to the pediatrician and recommended a blood test, and the leukocytes reached 17000. Is that still a reasonable doctor? Because the doctor’s statement did not make me satisfied. And one more thing, my baby doesn’t want to breastfeed anymore. But you already want milk. Only drink only 80 cc or 90 cc. It should be 4x in 180 cc a day. May I give my child to drink milk once in 2 or 3 hours at a dose of 90 cc? Thank you doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Merdiana,


Your actions are checked by your child when the fever to the pediatrician is very appropriate. As for the results of leukocytes, each lab has its own reference value which can vary slightly. What is the reference to your child's lab results? In general for toddlers the normal value of leukocytes is around 5700-18000 cells / mm3.


Your child's leukocyte value can be a result that is still within normal limits, can also indicate a viral infection. Please note that lab results cannot stand alone because they must be seen together with history and physical examination. Thus, if you are still not satisfied with the pediatrician's answer, you can discuss again / ask again in more detail with the doctor, because the doctor who checks directly is more understanding of your child's condition.


For ASI, ASI actually should continue until about 2 years. But if for some reason ASI can no longer be given, milk can be considered. For babies less than 1 year, it is advisable to consult with your pediatrician before giving milk.


For milk doses, you should adjust the rules of manufacture on the milk packaging (sometimes it can be a little different for each brand). If the dose is too little it is feared that the baby will not get enough nutrition, whereas if the dose is too much worried it will interfere with bowel movements.


For the fluid needs of children aged 6 months alone around 700-800 ml / day. This liquid can come from milk, milk, water, fruit juice, and food. However, the fluid needs of each child can be different too. Here, the most important thing is that you give enough fluids to your child. If you give 90 ml of milk powder, you should adjust the dosage of milk (the number of measuring spoons). It would be better if you keep adjusting to the recommended dosage / dilution recommendations on the milk packaging. To adjust the dose of milk you can see on your child's milk packaging. But make sure the child's fluid needs are met, yes.


Hope it helps you,


Thank you

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