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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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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