How to Identify Baby's Milk Aversion

Release time:2023-10-21 10:52

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One of the most noticeable symptoms when a baby enters the milk aversion phase is a decrease in milk intake. Therefore, you can calculate the amount of milk your baby drinks daily. If it falls below the required amount, and your baby is not sick or running a fever, and they are between 4 to 6 months old, it's possible that your baby has entered the milk aversion phase.

In general, for babies under 4 months old, the formula for calculating milk intake is based on the baby's weight and the number of meals per day.

(Weight × 120-150 ml) ÷ (Meals per day) = Milk intake per meal

For example, a 4-month-old baby weighing around 6 kg typically has about 6 meals per day.

(6 kg × 120-150 ml) ÷ 6 = 120-150 ml per meal

A baby's physical and psychological development, such as head control, muscle tone, and social interaction, should match their age, indicating that their development is normal. As for height, weight, and head circumference, these parameters vary from one baby to another, and there's no need to compare them with other babies. During each visit to the pediatric clinic, healthcare professionals will measure and record these parameters. You can match this data with the growth chart in your child's health record to see if it falls within the normal range. If the values are all within the normal range, parents can relax.

Assuming that your baby's growth curve has consistently hovered around the 50% mark, when they enter the milk aversion phase, you might not notice significant changes at first. Typically, values between the 25th and 75th percentiles are considered acceptable. However, if your baby is eating very little, without additional nutritional foods or complementary feeding, their growth curve may decline. It could drop from the 50th percentile to the 10th percentile, indicating that milk aversion is affecting your baby's growth.