Baby formula for feeding: how to make the right choice
Breast milk is the best food for a baby.
But there are situations when mother can not breastfeed. In this case, the baby needs to be fed with the mixture.
When is artificial feeding really necessary? How to choose the right mix for your baby? Let’s find out more about this today.
Is a mixture really necessary?
Any doctor will tell you that breast milk is the ideal food for the baby, no mixture can fully replace mother’s milk. Feed your baby with a mixture only if you have medical indications for this:
- absence of mother (hospitalization, business trip);
- treatment of a mother accompanied by taking medications that are not compatible with breastfeeding;
- congenital diseases of the child, which prevent breastfeeding;
- lactose intolerance to the child;
- absence of breast milk such a problem is extremely rare, most women, about 97% can feed their baby with their milk;
- serious mum’s HIV diseases, tuberculosis, purulent mastitis, etc.
Irina Kolpakova, pediatrician, homeopathy. Demyan Popov: The best, useful kind of feeding a child is unquestionably breastfeeding. No mixture, even the most expensive, highly adapted, is not able to compete with mother’s milk. In very rare cases, women do not produce breast milk after giving birth. There are cases when breastfeeding is suspended because of contraindications from the mother’s health or from the child’s health. However, now I often come across situations where children receive artificial substitutes for mother’s milk unjustifiably. These are cases when young mothers did not receive qualified help and advice on the establishment of breastfeeding. It is especially distressing when women consciously do not want to breast-feed the child, wanting to preserve the figure, the shape of the breast and the elasticity of the skin of the mammary glands, wishing to sleep or wishing to dedicate themselves to work. The shape and elasticity of the skin can be maintained during lactation and restored after breastfeeding. Work can be combined with breastfeeding, leaving the baby expressed expressed breast milk and applying to the breast at night. But the benefits that breastfeeding brings to the health of a woman and her baby, its psychological development, the establishment of a warm relationship with her mother, is unlikely to replace anything.