Posted by: Nobs | 2004/10/20


Which milk can I give my baby

My baby is four months now and I dont know which milk can I use for him. I went back to work when he was two months so I'm breastfeeding only at night, during the day he is bottle fed.

I used Nan No.1 formula but it constipated him, then I changed Nan and used Isomil and it keeps on doing the same thing as well. Now I dont know what milk can I give him.

Please help.

Expert's Reply



This is a common complaint with formula milk and often the best advice is to give some mild laxative (like lactulose syrup) on a regular basis to control the problem.

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Posted by: Pumkin | 2004/10/21

My baby was on Isomil from birth and when I went back to work when she was 3 months old I breastfed at night and expressed during the day. From 6 months old she has been on GMO soya milk powder and the difference is amazing. She has never been ill (thank God) and loves the taste.

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Posted by: Gerrie | 2004/10/20

Hi Nobs

Try using NAN - worked for my boy, but is more expensive...
You can also get a mild laxative from the chemist which you give him every day, but consult the doctor first.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/10/20

Until your baby is 6 months old, you are entitled, by law, to two half hour breaks for expressing milk during the working day. You can also express in your lunch time to make a third time.

What you express today, you leave for your baby to drink tomorrow.

That way, you can give your baby breast milk all day and not worry about all the problems you are having with formula. Its more comfortable for you as well.

You can get a good hand pump from a baby shop or chemist, but I would recommend that you buy and electric pump, they cost about R100 more than the good hand pumps. If you are on discovery, they will refund you for your pump, so long as the place where you bought it has a practice number. If you are battling to find one, look in a baby magazine for a breast pump add, they will have Jane Pitt's number. She is the Medela Distributor in SA. The Pigeon pump is apparently also very good.

When your baby is over 6 months, explain to your boss that the time you take off to express will not be lost, as you will need to take off much less time for your baby being sick.

Good luck, I hope you manage to sort things out.

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