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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Supplementing Breast Milk With Formula

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Is it ok to supplement my breast milk with formula?

Is it ok to supplement my 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 more

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How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

How do I know if I should supplement my breast milk with formula?

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 more

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Is it a good idea to supplement breast milk with formula?

Is it a good idea to supplement breast milk with formula?

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 more

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If I supplement breast milk with formula at 9 mo, does my baby need vitamins?

If I supplement breast milk with formula at 9 mo, does my baby need vitamins?

No: Vitamin d is perhaps the only supplement a 9 mo old might need as we have learned that most people are really vitamin d deficient. If your child is eating well (solids) and is on breast milk and formula, then other vitamins really are not necessary. ...Read more

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When should breast milk be supplemented with formula?

When should breast milk be supplemented with formula?

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 more

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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?

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?

Last Resort: Better to nurse, but formula is ok if necessary, as a last resort. Remember to continue to allow the baby normal sucking time or use a pump or both to stimulate milk production. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What should I feed for supplement while breast milk is not enough?

What should I feed for supplement while breast milk is not enough?

Fenugreek : Fenugreek isngreat for breastmilk production. Make sure your drinking plenty of water ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Mommaid contains fenugreek seed, alfalfa leaf ; blessed thistle, all of which can stimulate lactation. It should be helpful and will help even more combined with additional measures- see http://www.Breastfeedingbasics.Com/articles/increasing-your-milk-supply. ...Read more

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What are some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

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

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Can you tell me some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

Can you tell me some herbal supplements that increase breast milk supply?

Sure: Blessed thistle, fenugreek, mother's milk tea. Homeopathic ricinus all can help with milk supply. ...Read more

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My breast milk supply is low. Anyone heard of shatavari supplement? Is it safe to take?

My breast milk supply is low. Anyone heard of shatavari supplement? Is it safe to take?

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

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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.

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 more

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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.

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

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Im mother of 2 month old and breast milk is not sufficient what to do.Any remedy

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

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How do I need to stop my breast milk.suggest me some home remedies?

How do I need to stop my breast milk.suggest me some home remedies?

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