Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Linda | 2012-01-23

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Formule en borsmelk

My dogtertjie is nou een maand oud. Die afgelope paar dae huil sy baie as sy wakker is. ek het vandag borsmelk uitgepomp en kon dit nie regkry om meer as 50ml uit te pomp in ''n uur se tyd nie. Dit is nou die derde keer vanaf haar geboorte wat ek so sukkel om borsmelk uit te pomp, wat my toe laat wonder het of sy nie dalk te min borsmelk kry nie.

Ek het toe NAN HA gaan koop vandag en sy het darem toe so 30ml gedrink. Sy het toe nie verder gedrink nie, en toe sy begin huil weer het ek haar weer op die bors gesit.

nou my vraag is, kan ek haar voed met borsmelk en formule? ek dink daaraan om deur die dag formule te gee en dalk deur die nag bors. of miskien ook deur die dag bors te gee as sy huilerig is, en paar bottels formule.

baie dankie!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Jy kan beslis beide borsvoed en ook formule melk vir jou babatjie gee. NAN HA is 'n goeie keuse vir die formule.Miskien is die beste plan vorentoe om deur die dag die formule te gee en in die aand te borsvoed.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015-10-02

Im breastfeeding my baby. Not to sure if my milk is to rich for her. If it stands for a while it really looks like I've melted butter. Also she's got constipation. Currently I give her 1 to 2ml carrot juice just to help her poop. Not sure if I need to go over to formula milk.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-01-24

Many babies have a growth spurt at this age, so they feed really often (every one and a half to two hours is quite normal during a growth spurt).
Feed baby when she shows feeding signs such as sucking fingers, smacking lips, sticking tongue out or rooting (looking for breast).
Also, feed her for as long or short as she wants. When she finishes the first breast, offer the second and see if she wants it.

How much you express is not related to how much milk you have. Expressing does not trigger the hormonal response that a baby does, so you just get a little out. At this age, managing to express 50ml is actually very good.

To keep going with breast feeding, don''t give bottles of formula or dummies as this time sucking on something else will reduce time stimulating your breasts to produce more milk - it works on supply and demand. Also, many babies who suck on a dummy or bottle struggle to suck nicely on the breast as it is a very different technique required with the tongue, so baby can be reluctant to feed at the breast, or start latching badly which can cause you sore or even cracked nipples. Also, when you fill her tummy up with something other than breastmilk, she will want to feed on your breast less often which will reduce your milk supply.

Also remember that at this age, many babies want to feed really often in the evenings and the mornigns too. This is quite normal. Its called cluster feeding and stops at around 12 to 14 weeks.

You can read up more on two very good web site: w w w dot lalecheleague dot o r g and w w w dot kellymom dot c o m
On the LLL site you can also find a leader nearby to you and phone her for some help. Leaders are mothers who have breastfed or are breastfeeding and have been trained and volunteer their time to give support and information to breast feeding moms.

The signs that baby is getting enough milk are:
-5 or 6 wet disposable nappies each day (6 - 8 cloth nappies)
-2 - 5 poos at least the size of R5 coins (after 6 weeks baby will poo less often - and that is also quite normal)
-baby is happy and content for at least a short bit after a feed

You are doing so well by breastfeeding your baby, keep it up. Its such a special time.

Having your baby skin to skin can also be helpful - snuggle up on together on the couch while you watch a DVD or in bed while you sleep or read a book - have a duvet or blanket around you both, you take your top off or wear a button up top and have baby in just a nappy, and put a changing mat and all your changing supplies nearby, and put a table with some snacks and a jug of water (breastfeeding tends to make us quite thirsty) so that you guys can just rest and relax together. You can let baby feed pretty much constantly this way, and if you need the loo or to wash hands or get up to do something, just delatch baby and put him down in a safe place, or walk around with him latched on.

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