Regarding The Dosage Of Formula Milk For Babies 2 Months?

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noon, my child is now 2.5 months old and is drinking formula milk because I have a little breast milk, what I want to ask, according to the instructions in formula milk for the age of 2-4 months, 4 teaspoons for 24 hours are 5 times, but my child still drinks with 2 spoons measure and 2 hours, is it still allowed and how does it affect my child’s development? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Chichi,

Please note first that the best food for babies 0-6 months is breast milk. After 6 months the baby can be given additional complementary foods or formula milk. However, if for some reason the mother is forced to give formula milk, then formula feeding should really be adjusted to the manufacturing recommendations on the packaging and it is even better if you consult a pediatrician.

If you have a little breast milk, you should not be discouraged and keep trying to increase your breast milk. Some tips for increasing breast milk that you can do are:

Continue to give breast milk to the baby, the more often it is given, the more breast milk will be. You can also pump breastmilk regularly, try to pump the right breast when the baby is feeding on the left breast, and vice versa in turn. Get enough rest. Drink plenty of water. Consume healthy and nutritious foods as much as possible. maybe don't stress and don't get tired. Take supplements for breastfeeding mothers and breastfeeding boosters if necessary Consult a lactation counselor if necessary If you have maxed out tips to increase breastfeeding but the breast milk is still lacking and you want to provide formula milk for babies, I suggest that you consult first with pediatrician before giving formula milk to babies less than 6 months old.

We recommend that you provide formula milk according to the child's age and the right amount according to the recommended use on the packaging. Avoid mixing formula milk either less or more than recommended because there is a risk of causing the child to become constipated and dehydrated if the sufor is thicker, and the child lacks nutrition if the sufor is thinner.

If your milk is still out, even a little, you should still feed it to the baby. Formula milk can be given as an addition if needed. If later the child experiences constipation or diarrhea after drinking formula milk, consult your pediatrician immediately.

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Thank you and hope it helps,

dr. Devika Y

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