Can I start combining formula feed along with breastfeeding?

Can I start combining formula feed along with breastfeeding. If so please tell me the

brand name and the measurement of each feeding. End of this month I will resume

work when my baby will be around 3.5 months. Till now i have exclusively breastfed him.

My work hour is 8 hours, hence the need for formula feed.

 

 

Can I start combining formula feed along with breastfeeding?
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Paediatrics

Answer ( 1 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    Breastfeeding is best diet for the babies for first six month of life and working mother face issues regarding continuing breastfeeding when they have to join early.
    The best option is feeding Expressed Breast milk (EBM) to your baby. While you at home you can feed your child with one side and express the other side. If your work place has privacy and you can express milk there also. EBM can be stored upto 24 hours in freeze at 2-8*C. EBM can be fed to baby after rewarming by putting the bottle or container in warm water and stirring regularly. EBM can not be directly heated or put in microwave.
    If you can't express milk or have inadequate breast milk production then formula milk is the choice. There are many brands available according to age and they are mostly good. But you should choose formula depending on fortification and financial consideration. While giving formula you should follow the instruction of manufacturer about preparing it.
    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
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