Determine whether you really need to feed the baby with a mixture and what should the doctor. When selecting it, doctors proceed primarily from the child’s well-being: “classic” adapted mixtures are suitable for healthy children, and sometimes for allergies, regurgitation, and constipation, medical products are prescribed.
How much to give the baby a mixture depends on the degree of shortage of breast milk. Doctors are advised to make a start from the fact that the daily volume of a child’s food should correspond to 1/6 – 1/7 of his weight; if according to these calculations he lacks 200 g, it means that during the day you need to give him 200 g of the mixture.
With a small deficit, when the crumb is not fed up with my mother’s milk, you need to start a “meal” with breastfeeding and only then give the bottle – the little one will drink as much as he needs.
If the amount of the mixture is comparable to the volume of breast milk, then some feeds can be made completely breast-fed, and others – “bottle”.
If you are just starting to feed the baby with the mixture, let’s gradually and little by little. It is possible to change the selected mixture only as a last resort – otherwise attempts to choose a product better (cheaper, more useful …) may affect the well-being of the child.
That is why, choosing a mixture, you need to proceed from the fact that it is accessible – for example, by the presence of the sale – and then you did not have to look for another.
The only case where the replacement of the mixture is justified is the transition from the medical mixture to the usual one. In this case, on the 1st day, the child is given 1 scoop of the new mixture at each feeding (you can mix it with the old one); 2nd day – 2 spoons and so on.
In case of problems 2–4 days, do not increase the quantity of the mixture, and then continue the replacement.
Mother’s milk, mix and new products – how to organize the menu in this case?
Vegetable and fruit purees, cereals, dairy products begin to appear in the kids menu after 4 months. If the baby gets a mixture in addition to breast milk, gradually “new items” replace it, but doctors advise you to keep breastfeeding for as long as possible.
Give your baby as much breast milk as you have, and at the time at which you are more comfortable. Offer vegetable, fruit purees and cereals to offer a day before the mixture, and juices – in between feedings. For example, if at lunch your 6-month-old baby eats 100 grams of vegetable puree, the rest of the same feeding will be a mixture – so that the total amount eaten is about 200 g