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Question: how to increase breastmilk.. actually i have to give formula milk to my baby
Answer: Foods to Increase Breast Milk Quickly
Oats have a lot of quality to increase milk supply.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A which are needed by the lactating mothers.
Garlic is considered as the most popular food to boost lactation in nursing mother.
Fenugreek seeds are wonderful for increasing bm. 1tbp fenugreek seeds twice in a day with lukewarm water.
Cumin seeds are also very good for bm. Take 1spoon cumin seeds and 1 spoon methi seeds with lukewarm water twice daily.
Question: My baby's weight is only 5.9kg and she is now 4mnths 21dys old. She is on formula milk from starting. What can i do to increase her weight
Answer: Hi mommy,t here are several simple things that have been proven to help with weight gain:
Stop or decrease solid foods, particularly if baby is younger than 6 months. Most solids foods have fewer calories and nutrients than breastmilk, plus they tend to replace (rather than add to) the higher-calorie, more nutritious breastmilk.
Sleep close to your baby (this increases prolactin and frequency of nursing).
Learn baby massage — this has been proven to improve digestion and weight gain.
Carry baby throughout the day in a baby carrier; get as much skin to skin contact as you can. Both of these things have been shown to improve weight gain.
Nurse often – at least every 2 hours during the day and at least once at night. Frequent nursing increases baby’s milk intake.
Make sure you’re allowing your baby to completely finish one side before you offer the other by waiting upon her cues that she is finished; i.e. pulling off herself and looking satisfied, going to sleep, changing from an active suck/swallow to more of a pacifier suck, etc. Always OFFER the second side, but don’t worry if she doesn’t seem to need it. It’s much more important that she be allowed to completely finish one side than that she nurse both sides. By doing so she will be assured of reaching enough of the richer, more caloric hindmilk that helps her to go longer between feedings.
Use breast massage and breast compression during breastfeeding. If you’re pumping, use hands on pumping techniques.
Pump or hand express for a couple of minutes before nursing. This will remove some of the foremilk so that your baby receives more of the richer, higher calorie hindmilk.
Question: What is mean by formula milk... is it good for babies.. what type formula milk is good.. how much quantity can i give...
Formula milk is a baby's liquid food based on cow's milk or soya protein, given as a substitute for breast milk. It is powered in package and in order to prepare it you have to put some water in it. If mother's feed is not enough for baby than yes you can give it to your baby. There are many good options in the market. You can always ask to your pediatric about what is best for baby and what quantity you can give...