Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mama | 2009-09-01

Q.

Breastfeeding

My 2months old is breastfed but she latches only for a few minutes the watery milk and stops when it gets to the rich milk on both breast. She cries if you insist on her drinking, I decided to suplement with Isomil as she has aczema on the chicks. I amcontamplating to stop her from breastmilk and continue with formula. Your advice is always appreciated.
Mama

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You seem to be having problems with breast feeding your baby. I am sure that our regular forum memebers will have some advice for you about this. In the meantime you can start your baby on a low allergy formula. It would be best to start her on NAN HA and see how she progresses on this formula.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009-09-02

Perhaps she' s just not that hungry when you offer the breast. Babies just like older children and adults are hungrier on some days than others.

If it is very hot, baby will often just have very frequent little sips of milk so that they get the thirstquenching foremilk (what you describe as the watery milk). On days that they are hungrier they will have longer feeds so that they get the foremilk and lots of hind milk too.

So long as you feed on demand (i.e. when baby is hungry and not on a routine pattern) and you let baby feed for as long or short as she wants, you know that baby is getting what she wants.

If she is putting on weight as she should, then she' s getting what she needs.

Don' t start adding formula to what you offer, this will reduce your milk supply, also, when you give her formula, she then won' t be hungry for the breastmilk and you' re then just making the problem worse.

Reply to Purple
Posted by: R | 2009-09-02

I would advise continue breastfeeding as this does your baby a world of good. Maybe breastfeed everyday in-between bottle feeds. Good Luck.

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