Can Breast Milk Be Added To Formula Milk In Infants Aged 1 Month?
I want it, my baby is still 1 month old but my breast milk has started to decrease, can I help with formula milk?
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Basically, exclusive breastfeeding (meaning only breastfeeding) for 6 months is always more recommended for babies. Breast milk will be produced more and more if the breast is emptied more often. If you add formula milk, it is likely that your milk production will decrease and eventually stop because your baby will suckle less frequently from your breast. If you really want to give exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and continue for 1 or 2 years, then you are better advised to try breastfeeding your baby without adding formula milk.
The following are some things you can do to increase your milk production:
Feed your baby more often, in the first 1-2 months, you are advised to breastfeed your baby every 2-3 hours (including at night) Feed the baby from 1 breast first until the breasts are completely empty (usually takes 15-20 minutes), just change to breast 1 again for 15-20 minutes too. Evaluate your baby's attachment to the breast, make sure the baby is attached properly and can suck effectively. If the baby cannot attach and suck effectively, help by pumping your breast with a breast pump after you have finished breastfeeding your baby. Pumping with a double pump is more effective than pumping with just one pump. You can save and give the results of your breast pump if the baby does not look satisfied after feeding directly from the breast. Compress the breast with a warm compress and massage the breast before starting breastfeeding the baby. To help you analyze your problem and help find a solution to your breastfeeding problems, you can consult a lactation consultant. If you decide to give only formula milk, then you should discuss with your pediatrician first before starting to mix milk with formula milk.
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