You wouldn’t believe how underweight Baby C is. At 7.5 months, she only weighs around 6.72kg, a drop of 200gms from last month. Each time she has a UTI, her weight is bound to drop as she will also have purging. Purging and UTI go hand in hand. So whenever she has purging and her diaper area becomes red and sore, I will have panic attacks for I know a UTI is underway. Anyway, I am trying to increase her weight by letting her try new food almost everyday.
She has been eating organic brown rice for babies and organic banana rice for the past 2 weeks. 2 days ago, I bought her a tin of Nestle rice and soya cereal. I have also bought a tin of Enfalac A+ and each time I feed her cereal, I will add a teaspoon of Enfalac A+ to the cereal. She doesn’t eat a lot though. Her appetite is just like Sherilyn’s when Sherilyn was Baby C’s age. Both Baby C and Sher are really small eaters and not the type who are crazy over food. Unlike Baby C and Sherilyn, Alycia is a real foodie just like her daddy and she has a ravenous appetite since birth. In fact Alycia was slightly overweight when she was a baby.
Coming back to Baby C, I have also been feeding her with soup, bread, Heinz teething rusks, baby carrots (she doesn’t eat them though, she just likes biting them with her gums), black grapes and freshly squeezed grape juice, Australian peaches and apples.
Baby C loves the Heinz teething rusks and fruits but she ain’t really interested in cereals. I find that I am forcing her to eat her cereals coz more often than not, she would whine and stuggle when she has eaten about half the amount of cereal in the bowl…. unless she is really hungry. She would then fuss and whine until she gets her milkie directly from mummy’s teat teats.
I am really concerned with Baby C’s weight. If she has another UTI, I know her weight will drop further. I have been praying really hard that her weight will increase and that she will not get another UTI attack. Oh how I wish Baby C is all grown up now and free from Kidney Reflux.