Answer: Hello.. According to pediatrician,it is advisable to give only breast milk till six months,so don't give formula, its not good for baby,below I l suggest you some tips to increase breast milk, try that hope that helps for you..
During breastfeeding you should have a nutrious diet,which should capable to fullfill your baby's need,you can have lactate granules or shatvri powder available in market to boost your supply,Tips for increasing breast milk are as follows
Feed your baby in regular intervals... So more your baby latch more you increase your milk
Eat a nutrious diet , includes more veggies and fruits
Drink atleast two glasses of milk daily
You can also take dried fish,weekly twice,it helps in milk secretion
Garlic milk helps in producing more milk, for this you have to boil garlic in milk, once it boiled and cooked ,you can drink it with palm sugar,have this before bedtime
Fenugreek also increases breast supply,you can add it in soups,salads , you can also have fenugreek tea
Cumin water is very essential in milk secretion, it also act as a barrier against respiratory issues
A handful of dried fruits increase your milk supply, and releives from constipation, and it also makes your milk thick.
Answer: Instead of using formula try some home remedies to increase breast feed which is the best for babies growth. Hey! Try to offer ur baby more breast milk even if u hv low supply the more baby latch the more milk will produce so offer ur baby both the sides like 10 mins from left then another 10mins from right side. Doing this the milk glands will open and start produce milk. Other then this u can try zeera and ajwain water this will also help to make more milk. You can also try to increase ur milk supply by using breast pump with its suction power the milk glands can start producing milk. Include more milk products in ur diet like milk porridge (daliya) works very effectively and it's very very healthy for u too.
If your baby is gaining weight and have adequate amount of wet diaper, you dont have low supply of breastmilk, so before introducing formula, you can check for the above.
There is no substitute of mothers milk.