The Solution For Babies Who Don’t Want To Drink Formula Milk?
ok I want to ask my son is only 3 months old because my breast milk is low and I have to work I am forced to give formula milk as a companion for his milk. But lately I’m confused because babies don’t want to drink formula every time they make formula, they never run out and even like to vomit. I’ve tried changing the nipple, I’m afraid he’s not comfortable with the shape of the nipple, but he just doesn’t want to, so I changed the milk, but he still doesn’t want to. Even changed milk several times. First I used sgm the baby had diarrhea then I changed to lactogen at first there was no problem but after 1 month the baby refused to drink pacifier milk until now I changed to using bebelac the baby still doesn’t want to drink milk and prefers breast milk while I can’t give breast milk optimally. So what should be the solution? Thank you
Hi Dhea, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Babies who don't want to drink formula are actually a good thing if we try to look at it from a different angle. The first is because the best milk for babies, especially in the first 6 months of life, is breast milk from their mother. Milk that has been processed by humans will not be able to provide nutrients and benefits as well as exclusive breastfeeding. The second is because in addition to not being able to provide optimal nutrition, some babies have digestion that cannot tolerate the lactose content found in formula milk or is called lactose intolerance. Babies with this condition will cause symptoms of diarrhea and cannot absorb nutrients from the milk.
So if you look at your case, you are actually looking for a breast milk substitute because you are working and you think you are not producing enough milk. For the first problem, you can use a breast pump and store your milk in the refrigerator and only expel it when your baby is hungry. For the second problem, one of the causes of insufficient breast milk is stress. Mothers who are worried that they have little milk will make less milk when stressed. The next cause is hormonal contraception, then consuming too much coffee and tea, lack of appetite, being active or passive smokers or structural causes such as having few mammary glands.
Besides all that, there are often situations where the mother feels her milk is low due to a lack of stimulation from the baby. This can happen because breast milk is rarely issued. Not a few mothers also feel that they only have a little milk, even though the baby's drinking needs are also not as much as adults. So to find out is to control the growth and development of your baby, whether your baby is gaining weight according to the proper schedule. If yes, then actually your milk is not lacking at all. The proof is that your baby is still gaining weight. If you have reassessed and your baby is still difficult to drink, then it's time for you to consult your child's condition to a Pediatrician. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa