Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Shelby | 2009/10/29

Q.

Exclusive breastfeeding &  some formula

Hi Doctor,

I sometimes struggle to express milk and give my 15 week old baby one bottle of forumula milk. He drinks about 100ml. This happens about 3 times a week when I have to go out, otherwise I am strictly exclusively breastfeeding.

Will this affect the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding, that is affect the immunity that he is building up? I feel bad for cheating.

Thank you for your time.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You must not feel guilty. You are doing your baby the world of good with the breastfeeding you are doing.

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