Giving Milk To Older Siblings Who Are Not Even 2 Years Old?
Hello doctor. I have a newborn baby for 1 week. He has an older sister who is not even 2 years old but I have already weaned. Now my milk is over, is it okay if I give my milk to her sister too? Thank you doctor
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Most mothers have problems with the production of breast milk that is less compared to the needs of their babies. However, not a few mothers with excessive milk so confused as to how to use it.
Right, you can give your older child breast milk. Despite being weaned, there is no prohibition for children to continue to get breast milk. In fact, WHO recommends that every mother breastfeed her children at least until the age of 2 years, or more, so that her immune system is better, while also minimizing the risk of indigestion, allergies, infections, and other health problems. Most importantly, you save with both milk the milk the right way.
Or, it could also, you store the milk in the refrigerator, so that it can be given to your baby later when you are unable to attend, for example due to illness, going, working, and so on. Compared to her brother, of course your baby is far more in need of breast milk, remembering that her age is still very small and has not been able to consume carelessly food and drinks.
That's all our explanation. For more details, you can consult directly with your doctor, pediatrician, or the nearest lactation consultant.
I hope this helps.