Selection Of Formula Milk Suitable For Babies Aged 6 Months?
Hello, my child is now 6 months old, as long as 6 is full exclusive breast milk, now my milk is coming out a little, I try using formula milk but he wants to vomit, indeed the taste and smell of formula milk is different, what formula milk can be given to children me, thanks
Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com
Basically breast milk is produced according to your baby's needs. In the first 6 months, milk production will indeed be more abundant because your baby only drinks milk. Your baby drinks more often and your breasts empty more often, so breast milk will continue to be produced in large quantities by your breasts. After the baby gets complementary foods (breast milk), the amount of baby's drink will decrease slowly. Your breasts will adjust milk production to the needs of the baby so that the milk production will also be reduced. Even if your milk production has decreased, you are still advised to give milk to your child compared to replacing with formula milk. If indeed you feel your milk production is not enough to meet your child's needs, you can try to increase your milk production again by pumping your breasts more often. If your breasts are often emptied again, then more milk will be produced.
Breastfeeding is recommended to be given at least until the child is 1 year old and it would be better if it can be given up to 2 years or more. If you can still give ASI to your child, it would be better if you keep giving it only. If you do not want to give milk again to children, then you can replace giving formula milk. The taste of formula milk in different brands can vary. If the child does not like the taste of one formula milk, you can try giving formula milk with a different brand or a different taste. Make sure you give regular formula milk, no need to give hypoallergenic formula milk if there is no indication, because hypoallergenic formula milk tastes worse than ordinary formula milk. You can also try giving a different bottle of milk because it is still possible your child doesn't like the bottle given because it is different from the breast. Sometimes children are more unwilling to drink formula milk when given by their mother, so you can try to ask someone else for help to give formula milk to children.
So much information from me, hopefully enough answer