How To Switch Babies From Drinking Breast Milk To Formula Milk?
my child is only 6 months old and I am forced to work because my husband left without news
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If you plan to wean your child who is 6 months old and you will start a new activity or will work, then the breastfeeding habits that have been established so far with your baby will indeed cause a slight change in the psychological perspective of the mother and child, habits and also processes that you will go through. By breastfeeding for 6 months, the closeness of you and your baby is formed so that your baby's dependency is strong enough, especially when the baby cries, feels uncomfortable or when your baby sleeps.
However, all of this is a natural condition to be met and lived, because sooner or later, the process of weaning ASI will be encountered. And even if you currently plan to wean, then you can go through this process gradually so that your baby can adjust his condition.
Regarding choice of milk, there is no specific brand choice that can be recommended, as long as your baby is not allergic to cow's milk or your baby does not experience indigestion or diarrhea after starting to consume formula milk. So you can choose milk powder that you can use for the long term and is suitable for your baby. You can start by buying milk powder in small packages according to your baby's age. If the milk powder you buy has no side effects and can be accepted by your baby's digestion, then you can continue with the milk powder brand. However, if your baby experiences complaints of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes after drinking the milk, then you can stop the milk that you buy, and switch to LLM or milk powder made for babies with cow's milk allergy.
In relation to the weaning process, each mother will experience different processes and steps, but, in general, the weaning process can be attempted with several things:
1. After determining the milk brand, then know your baby's habit of drinking breast milk
2. You can determine the comparison time when your baby drinks milk or breast milk. You can also start by using pump ASI, where pumped ASI can be given while you work. And outside of work you can breastfeed. after using pump ASI for a few weeks or you start to replace pump ASI with milk while breast milk can still be given when you get home from work.
However, if you want to use milk powder without breast milk, then you can start 1-3 times giving milk when working. And outside of work you still give ASI
3. After walking for a few weeks, the frequency of breastfeeding starts to be reduced, especially when your baby sleeps at night. So that your baby is used to sleeping with milk
4. Furthermore, breastfeeding can be done only once and then it can be stopped
This process is sometimes passed with a few complications, but still consistent with your plan, will help simplify the weaning process well.
However, if you experience difficulty when weaning, you can consult directly with your pediatrician to provide direction and recommendations in this weaning process.
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