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My baby is only 5.8 kgs weight at 6 months old. She is on breast feed only. What should I feed her now?
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends
Breast milk is the best nourishment available for infants.
However, not every mom produce enough milk to adequately meet the need of infant. I wonder if your baby was born prematurely with low birth weight. If she weighed 7 lbs (3.18 kg) or more at birth, current weight is certainly low for her age. If so, she needs formula supplementation beside adding cereal to boost calory intake.

In brief: Depends
Breast milk is the best nourishment available for infants.
However, not every mom produce enough milk to adequately meet the need of infant. I wonder if your baby was born prematurely with low birth weight. If she weighed 7 lbs (3.18 kg) or more at birth, current weight is certainly low for her age. If so, she needs formula supplementation beside adding cereal to boost calory intake.
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
5.8k places your girl on the low end of us growth charts and if she is maintaining that rate or has improved over time breast alone can provide great nutrition if your situation allows.
The addition of simple cereals made from dry powder mixed with your milk is a good starter food. If weight gain has slowed over the last months be sure to have a well check to no other issues need to be addressed.

In brief: Depends
5.8k places your girl on the low end of us growth charts and if she is maintaining that rate or has improved over time breast alone can provide great nutrition if your situation allows.
The addition of simple cereals made from dry powder mixed with your milk is a good starter food. If weight gain has slowed over the last months be sure to have a well check to no other issues need to be addressed.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. James Ferguson
Start with a physical exam & review of activity and development with your Dr. That can help direct any studies if needed.If no evidance of XS energy loss thru poo or illness,we often increase supplemental feeds to see if the weight gain returns to normal. If that doesn't help the studies can be quite involved.
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