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Add Formula To Breast Milk
No: In almost all cases, breastmilk is best. Baby humans are made to drink human milk. Formulas do a good job of imitating breastmilk. In a few cases, a mom's milk may have some unusual imbalance of ingredients (for example, not enough fat, or more salt than usual), or a mom may be on a medication that gets into her milk and is harmful to babies. In these cases, formula would be more "nutritious". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About one year: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sure. Just try to be sure you use just the amount of breast milk that you think your baby will need for the feeding as it should not be refrigerated or frozen again after it has been defrosted. It is not harmful to mix both together and feed the milk to your baby if you feel your baby needs more milk that you are able to provide for each feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breast milk just stopped flowing as it should nothing I try I bringing it back but my son insist on pulling he doesn'twant formula what should I do?
If he is 1 year or : older, you can wean to an open- mouth cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day. If < 1 year, seek advice from a lactation specialist. A supplemental nursing system or an electric breast pump may help. The more you nurse, the more milk you make. Chronic pain or the medications you take for it may be impacting your milk supply. ...Read more
If you can breast: If your infant is to immature to be able to suck and coordinate swallow, a functions that develops around 34 weeks of gestational age, pump all you can so you can provide valuable nutrition and immunity to your baby. Breast milk is the perfect nutrition for almost any infant, it is much easier to digest than formula and besides it will give you the opportunity to be even more involved in his care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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