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  1. Hello Madhusudanan and thank you for posting us at Medimetry.WHO recommends Exclusive breast feeding till first 6 months of age.If there is shortage of mothers milk then there are ways of enhancing mother's milk.Mother should attach baby more often to breast and be in skin to skin contact with baby on bare chest.This will increase breast milk secretion and bonding between mother and baby.Intake of fruits,vegetables and pulses will help.Mother should be free from any physical and mental stress.If inspite of all this milk is not adequate then you may try using formula feeds for your baby.They are rich in all essential vitamins and minerals and are quite similar in consistency to mother's milk.Make formula feeds as directed.I sincerely hope this information helps you Keep us posted.Best luck and take care!