Our expert says:
I see that your baby is already 6 months old. Although it is difficult to determine how much mother's milk your baby is ingesting by drinking 3-8 times a night (this must be exhausting for you), it may well be sufficient for his needs when combined with the 250 ml that you express. You can ensure that your baby receives extra protein and calcium by offering him infant yoghurt and milk-based baby foods. However, it may be an idea to change his formula or offer him the formula in a cup. He may not like drinking the formula from a bottle. You can also add formula to his breakfast cereal and the fruit meals to boost his protein and calcium intake. It may be a good idea to have his nutrient intake assessed by a clinical dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), who will advise if he needs additional calcium, vitamins and minerals.
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