Q:

my baby boy is 1month and 7days old m giving him combination of BM and FF from last three days so he started sleeping for and hour or so.Otherwise before that he is on BM but whole.days he need BM..and dnt sleep more then 3hrs in a day.Please suggest is that fine to give combination of.both.



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

hi apurva...
exclusive BM will b gud for baby till 6months..
if he z nt sleeping well thn myt be there is some other prblm too..so first rule out that..
and abt feeding- u plz eat properly,stay hydrated-have plenty fluids,fruits veggies..it will increase BM..

Sonali Shivlani

We would recommend making a schedule of baby's sleep and awake times. At times when you write down all details and consider all naps you realise baby is actually sleeping more than you imagine. Breast milk is the best for baby till six months of age and if on exclusive breast feed baby is passing a minimum of seven urines per day and the stools are yellow then breast milk is sufficient. Baby probably needs just comforting and hence asks for the breast. Using formula will slowly lead to a reduction in breast milk supply. Having said that a combination of breast milk and formula is not going to cause physical harm.

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