Question: My babygirl is on bm exclusively her weight is 6.5kg. but she isn't chubby . Should I give her formula milk along with breastfeeding to make her gain weight?
Answer: 6.5 kg weight fro 5 month old is very good dear. your baby might not be looking chubby but she has giid weight. One should not focus just on chubbyness of baby but also on how active your baby is. My baby too had good weight but she was never chubby its the babies body build.
Question: Is giving formula milk along with mother milk ok
Answer: Yes u can but first u shud always try n increase breastfeed...following tips might help in increasing breastfeed - • Eat more of green leafy vegetables especially dill , methi , palak and methi seeds cooked along with rice. • Eat atleast one serving of leafy green veggies in a day. • Drink milk and coconut water and other healthy drinks yourself. Stay hydrated yourself. • Include foods like ghee, pomegranate, carrots,barley, cumin seeds, garlic , apricots and oatmeal on your meal. • Massage the breasts for a while before feeding every time...this is supposed to increase the milk flow. • Feed your baby well...atleast once every 2 hours. The more you feed more will be the milk produced. Feed for longer so that your baby gets enough of fore milk and hind milk which is richer in fat. • Don't take any stress and tension. just relax. sleep when the baby sleeps. • Eat well and feed your baby well. • Breastmilk is packed with all the necessary nutrients for your baby. Hence you should be eating the right things to ensure it reaches your little one. Some of the best foods are: • Leafy green veggies: rich in Vitamin A, vitamin C, Iron, calcium and anti oxidants. • Seasonal fruits: rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and energy. • Eggs: rich in protein, vitamin D and calcium. • Whole grains: oatmeal, brown rice, barley are rich in proteins, vitamins, Iron, minerals and energy. • Low fat dairy products: milk and yogurt are rich in vitamun B,vitamin D and calcium. • Lean meats:Fish and chicken are rich in vital nutrients. some try to avoid this upto a few months. You can take a call on when to eat this after delivery. • Garlic: Strengthens immune system and boosts lactation. It also has anti microbial and anti oxidant properties. • Carrots: rich in potassium , carbohydrates, beta carotene and antioxidants. • Legumes: rich in protein and iron. Peas, beans, lentils and kidney beans are some of them. • Dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yoghurt – these contain calcium and are a source of protein. • Drinking plenty of fluids – have a drink beside you when you settle down to breastfeed: water and skimmed or semi-skimmed milk are all good choices. Have some soups also regularly.
Question: Can i give formula milk along with breast milk to my baby? Is lactogen formula milk good or not?
Answer: Hello dear. Yes you can. Lactogen is good. Similac and nan pro also equally good. Take care.