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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: mervyn | 2004/01/20

Q.

advice on constipation

hi there Doc my daughter is now six weeks old and my wife breast feeds we were told that we have to supplement her feeds and to give her between 2 feeds with formula milk we have tried a few types but they all make her constipated what type of formula could you recomend is it a advisable to give her cow milk diluted people tell us that it will give her sinus problems later is this true other people say add a bit of sugar to the formula what can we do when my daughter only drinks breast milk we have no problems with her stomach

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

There is NO need to supplement breast milk at thuis age. Please do not confuse your baby and yourselves by using different milks if breast milk is available. Breast is best!

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Posted by: makhanyi | 2004/01/21

Breastfeeding is still the best option for your baby, she is too young for supplements, to my experience I have waited till my 1st was about 4 months old, using the Nan Perlagon,

Best wishes

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