Is It Okay To Mix Breast Milk With Formula Milk Because The Milk Production Is Low?
morning. I want to ask.. my son is now 11 months old… my breast milk is starting to come out a little. so given formula once or twice in 1 day.. can breast milk be mixed with formula milk??
Breast milk is the best food for babies aged 0-6 months, then breastfeeding should be continued until the age of 2 years. However, if for some reason the mother cannot give breast milk or breast milk production begins to decrease and is forced to give formula milk, then you can give formula milk that is appropriate for your child's age.
Do you mean serving formula milk with breast milk solvent? In this case, the presentation of formula milk should not be mixed/dissolved with breast milk. You can re-read the instructions for serving formula milk that is packaged in formula milk. Usually formula milk is served with warm boiled water.
However, if you mean that the child continues to drink breast milk but the child also drinks formula several times, then in general it is okay to do so. There's no problem if your child is breastfed as well as formula-fed, as long as you don't have a disease that can be transmitted through breast milk. Pay attention to the maximum amount of formula milk that can be given. Usually on the packaging there is a recommendation for the amount of formula milk that can be given to children.
Before deciding to give formula milk, you can try the following tips to increase breast milk:
Continue to give breast milk so that milk production increases
Breast milk can be given directly or it can be pumped
Get enough rest
Avoid excessive anxiety and stress
Sharing with other breastfeeding mothers
Ask your family, especially your husband, to support you
Consumption of healthy and nutritious food
Drink a lot of water
Consumption of breast milk booster if necessary
If you have problems breastfeeding, you can consult further with a lactation counselor at a lactation clinic, OK?
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Thanks and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y