How Can A Baby With PJB Want To Drink Formula Milk Instead Of Breast Milk?

Good night. My daughter is 11 months old and 1 week old. Currently it weighs 6.8kg. My child is PJB ASD 9.5mm. And in the period of observation of the cardiologist and continue to take the drug Lisinopril. DSA prescribes drinking formula nutricia infatrini. For the quantity of 600ml per day, just for ASI as a baby. The problem is, my child doesn’t want to drink formula milk at all. I tried it with pacifiers, spoons, cups, etc. but still didn’t want to. Every time you want to drink, you will always smell it, if you don’t drink milk immediately. He prefers to drink breast milk directly (without a pacifier) ​​and likes to drink water. Besides that, eating is also very difficult. 1-5 small spoonful immediately do not want anymore. Last weight lost 3 ounces. I want to ask, how do I make my child prefer to drink formula milk than breast milk or water? Which is better for breast milk or infant formula with CHD like my child? Thank you

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. For the beginning, not all babies with CHD (congenital heart disease) are required to consume formula milk. Formula milk is not a therapy or treatment for babies with CHD, and the condition of CHD will not change regardless of what nutrients your child consumes. Because CHD is a structural disorder that exists since in the womb and can not be changed just like that by consuming certain nutrients. The medicine your child has been taking is to help his heart work in an imperfect condition, not to improve its structure. To improve the structure, if it does not improve by itself, it must be repaired with operating methods that are specifically of many types.


So we suspect your child's doctor's advice to give your child more formula milk to meet his daily nutritional needs. And to meet the daily nutritional needs of children aged 11 months, it can no longer be only given breast milk, because breast milk only meets the general needs until the child is 6 months old. Apart from that, breast milk must be assisted with complementary foods or breast milk. Therefore, if your child does not want to consume formula milk, try to fulfill his nutrition from other food sources such as vegetables, fruit and meat. Because once again, formula milk is not a drug, and is sold freely for the baby as a whole, not only for babies with certain diseases.


But if indeed for one reason or another must be given formula milk, you can try to pay attention to the container where you put the milk. If you put it in a bottle, the bottle may still have the smell of dishwashing soap, or if it is placed in a spoonful, there may still be a residual aroma of food, and so on. Try to breathe in the aroma of the container yourself and assess whether there are other scents that cause your child to be reluctant to feel it. Then, you can also try mixing milk with a little formula milk first, then gradually adding the levels, until finally your child is given full formula milk.


If that doesn't work, go back to your pediatrician, and submit the complaint so that you are given further guidance on your child's nutrition. So, hopefully answering your question.

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