Renae - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
If you life in a country other than US, UK, Australia or New Zealand (sorry guys forgot u in my title!) and you are educated on the matter of infant feeding, PLEASE RESPOND.
I have just discovered that what we are told here and in US, UK, NZ may be VERY different to the information available in other countries particularly in Europe. However I am having trouble researching it because a lot of material is not in English.
In Australia we are told that 6-12mo need 150ml of formula/breastmilk per kilo of body weight per day. We are also told that until 12mo babies get very little nutrition from solid food and the majority of their nutrients come from milk.
My baby is 9 months old. He has a feeding disorder and I struggle to get him to drink the milk that the dieticians here recommend. I have been told he absolutely can NOT get enough nutrients just from solid food with very little milk and I MUST get him to drink more milk. He currently has not gained weight for 3 months.
If you are in a position to know something about this (I would love to hear from nurses, dieticians, behaviourists etc) I would be grateful for your opinion.