Childhood Diseases

Posted by: ABC | 2012-07-09


Formula closest to breastmilk.

I have to start by baby on formula when he turns 6 months old because I will be going back to work and dont have enough breastmilk to express.
In your opinion, which formula is the best and also the closest to breastmilk?

Expert's Reply



Many infant formulas are produced to try to make them resemble breast milk as closely as possible, bearing in mind that they are cow's milk formulas. Nothing can completely replace breastmilk, but of the available brands NAN2, Novalac2 or Infacare2 are all suitable.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-07-10

There are many ways to increase how much breastmilk you can express.

No formula is close to breastmilk.

There are two good websites with exrpressing information: w w w dot lalecheleague dot org and w w w dot kellymom dot c o m

Remember that while apart from baby you will express a lot more than while you are expressing between feedings.
Also, a baby only takes 60-120ml per feed so you don''t need litres of milk a day.
You can also express while feeding baby in the mornings and evenings to add to what you leave for baby.
You can also feed baby last thing at day care and first thing when you arrive at day care again so that baby needs less milk while you are apart.

Also, once baby is 6 months she will start on solids, meaning she will take less breastmilk. She can also be given some water then as well.

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