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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 9:46am On Nov 22, 2012
ayobarmy: Thanks for the info, but the big question always on my mind is, Why is custard not suitable for a 7months old

Because custard is just starch,flavour,sugar,salt and colourant.In some cases fortified with few vit and minerals.

It doesn't contain all the requirement for optimal growth and development for your baby at that age.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Ifyemma(f): 11:30am On Nov 22, 2012
hi lovely mums. My baby is 29wks apart frow dawa, pap and cerelac that i feed her which other food does she need for growth and weight, the above foods do u think they are okay. I use lactogen infant formula. Pls what do u think?
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by sugar001(f): 4:57pm On Nov 22, 2012
helixmanager:

Because custard is just starch,flavour,sugar,salt and colourant.In some cases fortified with few vit and minerals.

It doesn't contain all the requirement for optimal growth and development for your baby at that age.
Woah! Ain't aware of this. I give my LO custard a lot.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 7:52pm On Nov 22, 2012
sugar 001: Woah! Ain't aware of this. I give my LO custard a lot.
my neighbour feeds her baby with it as well and the boy is as double of mine and they are the same age...
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 8:36am On Nov 23, 2012
ayobarmy: my neighbour feeds her baby with it as well and the boy is as double of mine and they are the same age...

This is one problem I have with mothers,my baby is not big,my baby is smaller than my friend's............

Please note that Obesity in infant is another area of concern to pediatricians.

The fact is that Starch has to be hydrolyzed for infants and its not enough to say my baby is big or small,although weight is a factor in child growth.

Growth can be Quantitative which is measurable,weight,height....... and Qualitative which has to do with the maturation or development of internal organs like stomach,liver,kidney,heart,lungs.....which you can't visibly see.Also there are some deficiency diseases which if not controlled at infancy may be irreversible at adulthood.

My dear,its better to do the right thing at the right time. Custard is not a poison but its not modified for infant food!Did you make enough inquiry to what other things your neighbour feed her baby?Don't also forget that hereditary is another factor to be considered.

Have a productive day!

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 10:55am On Nov 23, 2012
@Helix, thanks for the advice, but what is the different between pap and custard as infant food??
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 11:02am On Nov 23, 2012
@Helix, thanks for the advice, but what is the different between pap(white&yellow) and custard as infant food??
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by deybowlah: 11:54am On Nov 24, 2012
@Helix. I need your advice. My baby is 10months old and she is 7.6kg. Is that not underweight for her age? Her weight was very good before infact she was almost 7kg at 6months when she was exclusively breastfed but she hasn't gained much since then. She doesn't like to eat except bossommilk. She is too playful so she can't concentrate while feeding. She hates all infant cereals(I have tried over 6types) she prefers adult food but she can't eat and be satisfied with that.
Its very frustrating. I give her wellkid multivitamin by vitabiotics and also little pediasure and conplan so she can get some nutrient.
What can be wrong with her? Since she was once gaining weight. I don't want to take her to the pediatrician cos they always abuse we first-time mum.
NB she is a very active baby tho and she is learning so fast for her age . s

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by tjskii(f): 5:22pm On Nov 24, 2012
I think u shud take her to a paedatrician,just to be on d safe side,don't mind wat thyl say to u,its ur babyz health that's important to u,not dat anything is wrong with ur babynsince her weight diidnt drop,its just dt it stayed stagnant,take her to d clinic just to be safe

And who says she can't be satisfied wth adult food,if u giv her amala and ewedu(with crayfish,iru and titus)isn't that a balanced meal,or u give her rice/noodles and egg yoke,then u top it off with sma progress milk or any oda infant milk formular(at least that has all d essential nutrients a growing baby needs),ther r also oda healthy foods u can giv her,abeg giv my baby the food she wants o,my cuzin was also lik that,she cudnt stand all dem cereals and oyibo food,but once u giv her amala or noodles wth ewedu or mashed potatoes and butter,d girl go just rush am,and she turned out ok
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 9:27pm On Nov 24, 2012
deybowlah: @Helix. I need your advice. My baby is 10months old and she is 7.6kg. Is that not underweight for her age? Her weight was very good before infact she was almost 7kg at 6months when she was exclusively breastfed but she hasn't gained much since then. She doesn't like to eat except bossommilk. She is too playful so she can't concentrate while feeding. She hates all infant cereals(I have tried over 6types) she prefers adult food but she can't eat and be satisfied with that.
Its very frustrating. I give her wellkid multivitamin by vitabiotics and also little pediasure and conplan so she can get some nutrient.
What can be wrong with her? Since she was once gaining weight. I don't want to take her to the pediatrician cos they always abuse we first-time mum.
NB she is a very active baby tho and she is learning so fast for her age . s

I think u shud take her to a paedatrician,just to be on d safe side,don't mind wat thyl say to u,its ur babyz health that's important to u,not dat anything is wrong with ur babynsince her weight diidnt drop,its just dt it stayed stagnant,take her to d clinic just to be safe

Sorry,I have been busy.

You need to be concerned and I applaud you as a mother.I concur with the quote above (below your comments) but I disagree with her second paragraph.

See your pediatrician,there is need for examination and there are questions you will need to answer.You might even be surprised all is well.

That's the ethical thing to do but I will be glad to hear your feedback.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by deybowlah: 10:36pm On Nov 24, 2012
helixmanager:

Sorry,I have been busy.

You need to be concerned and I applaud you as a mother.I concur with the quote above (below your comments) but I disagree with her second paragraph.

See your pediatrician,there is need for examination and there are questions you will need to answer.You might even be surprised all is well.

That's the ethical thing to do but I will be glad to hear your feedback.

tjskii: I think u shud take her to a paedatrician,just to be on d safe side,don't mind wat thyl say to u,its ur babyz health that's important to u,not dat anything is wrong with ur babynsince her weight diidnt drop,its just dt it stayed stagnant,take her to d clinic just to be safe

And who says she can't be satisfied wth adult food,if u giv her amala and ewedu(with crayfish,iru and titus)isn't that a balanced meal,or u give her rice/noodles and egg yoke,then u top it off with sma progress milk or any oda infant milk formular(at least that has all d essential nutrients a growing baby needs),ther r also oda healthy foods u can giv her,abeg giv my baby the food she wants o,my cuzin was also lik that,she cudnt stand all dem cereals and oyibo food,but once u giv her amala or noodles wth ewedu or mashed potatoes and butter,d girl go just rush am,and she turned out ok

Thanks very much. We will visit her pediatrician on Monday and I will let you know the outcome
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 4:59pm On Nov 26, 2012
ayobarmy: my neighbour feeds her baby with it as well and the boy is as double of mine and they are the same age...

My bro's LO is a few weeks younger than mine. She is FAT and mine is slim. Mine eats potatos, meat, fish,carrots, beans, butter(REAL BUTTER) and cerelac and Milk. She eats the potato mix for lunch everyday and is trim but his eats cerelac and from time to time is Br3ast fed and he even wonders the quantity my LO eats. He says his does not eat 1/3 what mine eats. So bottom line is as long as you feed your baby well balanced healthy meal, she will grow well. As long as her height and weight are not too far behind that of her peers.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 5:06pm On Nov 26, 2012
Eeghhhmmmm(clears throat) so nobody look for me on this forum? Okay o. I am going on exile.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 11:21am On Nov 27, 2012
hannydarl: Eeghhhmmmm(clears throat) so nobody look for me on this forum? Okay o. I am going on exile.
hanhan, kilodee exile ke??
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by joymary7(f): 1:53pm On Nov 27, 2012
My baby boy is 17 weeks old (4 monhs old today) he suddenly stopped taking his SMA formula and chooses to take only breast milk, he never seem satisfied with the breast milk because he suck up to 10 times at nite. ‎​i am thinking of changing his formula to solids so ‎​i need advice on wat type to give to him.. ‎​i am actually thinking of giving him Cerelac but the pharmacist said it is for babies from 6 months. What solid food is for 4 months old??
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Nobody: 2:45pm On Nov 27, 2012
joymar thery7: My baby boy is 17 weeks old (4 monhs old today) he suddenly stopped taking his SMA formula and chooses to take only breast milk, he never seem satisfied with the breast milk because he suck up to 10 times at nite. ‎​i am thinking of changing his formula to solids so ‎​i need advice on wat type to give to him.. ‎​i am actually thinking of giving him Cerelac but the pharmacist said it is for babies from 6 months. What solid food is for 4 months old??
go to supermarket u wil see cereal for 4months old babies, like rice cereal, banana cereal, fruits cereal, multigrain cereal, oatmeal cereal etc. there are different brands like gerber, beachnut, millupa, etc.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 11:07pm On Nov 27, 2012
ayobarmy: hanhan, kilodee exile ke??
Yels ke, that's how pained I am(Smiles). Ehen. Off I go till further notice(sticks out tongue).
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 1:08pm On Nov 28, 2012
hannydarl:
Yels ke, that's how pained I am(Smiles). Ehen. Off I go till further notice(sticks out tongue).
pls oooo dont go anywhere becuz we need every mum around to take care of our little ones ooo, pls watever the problem is, we can solve it amicably... Anyways how are u and ur family??
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by hannydarl(f): 4:00pm On Nov 28, 2012
ayobarmy: pls oooo dont go anywhere becuz we need every mum around to take care of our little ones ooo, pls watever the problem is, we can solve it amicably... Anyways how are u and ur family??

Hmmmmmm, okay. Now that I have been reasured of love, I won't go on my planed exile.
Family is doing good. Kids are fine, I am happy.
Hope yours is bubbling too.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by ayobarmy(m): 7:11pm On Nov 28, 2012
hannydarl:

Hmmmmmm, okay. Now that I have been reasured of love, I won't go on my planed exile.
Family is doing good. Kids are fine, I am happy.
Hope yours is bubbling too.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 9:59am On Nov 29, 2012
joymary7: My baby boy is 17 weeks old (4 monhs old today) he suddenly stopped taking his SMA formula and chooses to take only breast milk, he never seem satisfied with the breast milk because he suck up to 10 times at nite. ‎​i am thinking of changing his formula to solids so ‎​i need advice on wat type to give to him.. ‎​i am actually thinking of giving him Cerelac but the pharmacist said it is for babies from 6 months. What solid food is for 4 months old??


You can try Friso gold RICE,(pls don't use wheat for a baby under 6 months).

This is an exception cos we are baby friendly and preach exclusive breastt feeding for the first 6months.

Make it watery and continue breastt feeding at intervals.If your baby don't tolerate SMA try Friso gold1 infant formula(atleast,I have hands on experience on that).

Good luck!

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by sweettweet: 1:40pm On Nov 29, 2012
Hi All,

has anyone used enfamil premium infant formula for baby?
someone introduce me to use for my baby(6mths+). The one the person wants to sell to me has 6packs in a carton. Inside each pack, there is a container for refill and there are 3 sachets in the pack.
The carton is sold for #15k, which means each pack is #2500. Each pack then has 3sachets which i translate to be approx #840.
I find it too cheap considering the prices of other similar infant formula.
I have already bought it but I want any1 with a similar xperience to share wt me.
Could I have bought a fake one?
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by deybowlah: 10:02pm On Nov 29, 2012
deybowlah:

Thanks very much. We will visit her pediatrician on Monday and I will let you know the outcome
We have visited the pediatrician and he said my baby's weight is not too bad and I should continue with the wellkid. He also refereed us to the dietician.
The dietician's suggested I go back to feeding her cerelac, she said her milk intake is low and I should get her NAN2 and my bossom milk is not really of help to her at this stage(10months). I am rather not pleased with her suggestion. Does she mean formular is better than bossom milk? My baby is even refusing to
take the formula
helixmanager:



Sorry,I have been busy.

You need to be concerned and I applaud you as a mother.I concur with the quote above (below your comments) but I disagree with her second paragraph.

See your pediatrician,there is need for examination and there are questions you will need to answer.You might even be surprised all is well.

That's the ethical thing to do but I will be glad to hear your feedback.

Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by Nobody: 10:05pm On Nov 29, 2012
i tried blendin irish potatoe then added milk n it was awesome, my baby loves it cox its yummy. other mums can try it too.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 8:54am On Nov 30, 2012
deybowlah:
We have visited the pediatrician and he said my baby's weight is not too bad and I should continue with the wellkid. He also refereed us to the dietician.
The dietician's suggested I go back to feeding her cerelac, she said her milk intake is low and I should get her NAN2 and my bossom milk is not really of help to her at this stage(10months). I am rather not pleased with her suggestion. Does she mean formular is better than bossom milk? My baby is even refusing to
take the formula

Remember I said all may be well?Buh there is nothing like Breastt milk,it changes in composition according to the age of the infant however,it may not be enough as the only source of nutrients and quantity perhaps you are not lactating well enough.Always rehydrate your self (drink plenty water minutes before and after breastfeeding session).

My advice,your baby still need milk at that age and if you are not lactating enough,you can use infant formula as advised by your Dietician.

Health care providers are not allowed to mention d name of Infant formula of choice according to WHO code of ethics.You will be given names of good infant formulas in the market and you will be allowed to make your choice.I mentioned Friso infant formula because we are anonymous on Nairaland.If your baby tolerate NAN2 fine but I have great experience with Friso gold1 and I'm passionate about it.

NB. Yes,continue with your complementary feeding,Cerelac or Friso Gold rice or Wheat while breastt feeding or supplementing with IF.

Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by helixmanager: 9:14am On Nov 30, 2012
sweettweet: Hi All,

has anyone used enfamil premium infant formula for baby?
someone introduce me to use for my baby(6mths+). The one the person wants to sell to me has 6packs in a carton. Inside each pack, there is a container for refill and there are 3 sachets in the pack.
The carton is sold for #15k, which means each pack is #2500. Each pack then has 3sachets which i translate to be approx #840.
I find it too cheap considering the prices of other similar infant formula.
I have already bought it but I want any1 with a similar xperience to share wt me.
Could I have bought a fake one?


I have not seen their company representative to educate us in the Hospital about the product.We see Nestle,Friso,and SMA regularly.

If there is any problem,we can also contact them.Remember Nestle made a recall of one batch of their product long time ago and we were carried along.

Hence,can't say if its modified for Nigerian babies or smuggled out of the US or its part of recalled product or fake.

Back to your question,I applaud you for using this medium to find out about what you bought but that's not enough.You need to go to reputable stores and do a comparative checks.Most times packaging and quantity may be the same as fake products but the label or security logo stands out,that's my experience with drugs adulteration.

Please while in doubt don't feed your baby with it until you have confirmed its not a fake product.Please check the expiry date too,if its 3months to expiry that may be reason for the low price.

I assume you want the best for your baby and that's why you went ahead to buy it however always consult your Pediatrician or Dietician for sensitive food like Infant formula.Remember babies cant talk!

Mothers!An average mother believes any thing that's expensive is the best,I call it price psychology.True sometimes but not in all cases.

While SMA costs 1,800 naira,Friso Gold1 cost 1,000 naira,they have similar composition and I have seen babies well nourished with Latter better than the Former but they are both great products.

Do have a productive day!

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Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by deybowlah: 6:00pm On Nov 30, 2012
helixmanager:

Remember I said all may be well?Buh there is nothing like Breastt milk,it changes in composition according to the age of the infant however,it may not be enough as the only source of nutrients and quantity perhaps you are not lactating well enough.Always rehydrate your self (drink plenty water minutes before and after breastfeeding session).

My advice,your baby still need milk at that age and if you are not lactating enough,you can use infant formula as advised by your Dietician.

Health care providers are not allowed to mention d name of Infant formula of choice according to WHO code of ethics.You will be given names of good infant formulas in the market and you will be allowed to make your choice.I mentioned Friso infant formula because we are anonymous on Nairaland.If your baby tolerate NAN2 fine but I have great experience with Friso gold1 and I'm passionate about it.

NB. Yes,continue with your complementary feeding,Cerelac or Friso Gold rice or Wheat while breastt feeding or supplementing with IF.

Thanks for your feedback.
Thank you for your prompt response. I will rehydrate well and also try supplement with formular. Its just so difficult getting her to take it.I will try the frisogold with her.
I will let you know how it goes. Have a splendid weekend
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by sweettweet: 9:09am On Dec 03, 2012
@hellixmanager;
thanks for ur response.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by solosamste: 9:57am On Dec 03, 2012
JoyMary07, U can be putting Moringa powder into your baby's food. it will help greatly in preventing malnutrition and replacement of needed body nutrients.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by joymary7(f): 4:05pm On Dec 03, 2012
‎​i av just finished feeding my 4 months old son cow$gate cereal rice food mixed with nestle NAN formula and he took it very well, waiting to see if he wld agree to continue taking it
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by lullabi: 4:31pm On Dec 03, 2012
hello All,
Please i desperately need your views on this. I have a 7 week old baby girl, i noticed that she had whitish dishcarge from her eyes and took her to the clinic, there the doc gave her some drugs--Ocefix 100mg/5ml 2.5ml, NISE Chlorpheniramine maleate syrup 2.5ml, and 3 tablets(hovid prednisolone or something. Am so worried that shes too tender to start taking drugs now. Am so so worried and scared.
Re: NEW BORN BABIES! Are U A New Mum? Then Lets Discuss Babies Here!!!!! by dominique(f): 5:54am On Dec 04, 2012
@Lulabi
did the doctor carry out any form of test? If he did, what was the diagnosis?
Some of these hospitals tend to over-prescribe especially if you're under some form of health insurance plan. When my sister's son had flu and cough at about 3 months, you he was given about 6 different drugs including paracetamol and bonabe which we know shouldnt be used together.
I'll suggest you Google your baby's condition and all the medication prescribed.

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