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Home Remedies For Supplementing Breast Milk With Formula
Yes: It is fine to supplement breastfeeding with some formula, if the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding. To be successful in breastfeeding though, it is best to avoid supplementing during the first week of life, so the baby can learn to be a good breastfeeder. However, moms should give formula in the first week if the baby is having low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, or other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: There is nothing lacking in breast milk that is compensated for with a supplement of formula. Provided that mom is eating balanced meals, baby is receiving a vitamin d supplement, and there is adequate Fluoride in the local tap water, formula is not necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: Supplementation is not necessary unless your pediatrician feels your baby is not growing properly. However after your milk supply is well established, usually 2 weeks, you may supplement with formula if you just need some rest or want to have a date night. It will not confuse your baby or interfere with breast feeding. The choice is yours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok to supplement formula till my breast milk starts coming back in stronger? It nearly dried over night. Not enough for baby. Or is formula gonna constipate him?
My 6 week old baby is refusing to drink expressed breast milk. I've had to supplement with enfamil gentle ease formula. Is this normal?
Weaning: If your baby is nursing with no problem, then this should work. Add a very small amount of breast milk to teh gentlease. Wait a few days and add more.Repeat this process. If you start with a very small amount of pumped breast milk this weaning method usually works. Be patient however. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3 week old baby eats 2.5oz of breast milk every 2-4 hrs, with 2-3 supplemental formula bottles included in her daily feedings. Is she eating enough?
Hard to say: If she's playful, interactive and starting to fill out it is likely enough.Having her weighed to see is also an option but once a week is often enough to monitor weight.Most at her age will put on at least an ounce a day. ...Read more
Fenugreek : Fenugreek isngreat for breastmilk production. Make sure your drinking plenty of water ...Read more
Is the mommaid lactation supplement good to take if i'm not producing enough breast milk. Mommaid says it's developed by a m.D and nurse practitioner.
Why: Going somewhere. I mean, really. Now that i have your attention, can we talk? If there truly is concern : your pediatrician should know tomorrow, contact the la leche society-french for the smartest, caringest, breast milk gals a person could want. ...Read more
Sure: Blessed thistle, fenugreek, mother's milk tea. Homeopathic ricinus all can help with milk supply. ...Read more
Yes...Do Not Know: It is an herbal product derived from an asparagus plant. It is said to increase milk supply. I found no research supporting its effectiveness. There are reported side effects including allergic reactions and possible problems with kidneys. There is absolutely nothjing proving that it is safe for the infant. I would probably not use it. ...Read more
My 7 mo is on breast milk and supplemented with Enfamil once a day at night and he eats purees too. He is very constipated and in pain when having bm.
Constipation: Be sure that the purees don't include bananas or rice. You can try puree of prunes or baby prunes once daily. You can use 1/2 of a pediatric glycerin suppository for him to have a bowel movement until you have straightened his diet out. Good Luck :) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am i 8 months postpartum with no period? I supplemented breast milk but stopped 2 months ago. I am now having sharp pain on lower right side.
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Lower right sided pain is concerning for appendicitis. Irregular periods after stopping breastfeeding is expected. ...Read more
Insufficient milk: Ask the hospital for a lactation specialist or google la leche. Make sure there is an excellent latch every feeding. Why not try to nurse your baby every 2 hours for one day and drink plenty of fluids. This may increase your milk production. If unsuccessful, you may supplement with a cow's milk formula after each feeding. Or pump your breast between nursing and offer it to baby after feeding. ...Read more
Breast milk: You need to wear a very tight bra, and prevent stimulation to your breasts. It takes a few weeks sometimes and can be quite difficult during the process. ...Read more
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