My 6 month old DS was discharged from hospital on Monday. Diagnosed with bronchiolitis and admitted over night due to not taking feeds had to be fed through tube but quickly started to take feeds again. He usually has 4 7oz bottles a day and some fruit and veg puree and porridge too. He is more than happy to have his foods but will only take a 4oz bottle in a morning and a 6oz before bed and will cry if I try to give him bottles in the day. I'm worried as I know he needs to be taking more milk however loves his food. Is this due to him still recovering from the bronchiolitis or because he is fuller from the foods. Any advice very welcome
Are you offering the solids roughly an hour after his milk? It doesn't really matter if he eats or not but it is important that he gets a minimum of 20floz of formula a day. The current recommendation is to move to 3 meals a day between 8 and 9 months to ensure they don't drop their milk feeds too quickly.
I'd try him with a dose of calpol about half an hour before his next bottle and no more solids today