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My baby boy is 3 months now....Am giving him FM 3 times a day and BM whenever he cries....Is this the right way to feed boy baby....or do I need to add anything to it ?.....And He is not at all gaining weight also am much worried about it... Could anyone suggest ?



Akanksha

Why are you giving him FM ? is there a prob with the milk supply?

Akanksha

nothing needs to be added, till 6 months u should not feed baby anything else than breast milk or formula if necessary... breast milk should be preferred. about weight gain, it depends on the birth weight n by 3 months the birth weight should double. if it's on track then nothing to worry, if the baby is active n passing urine 6-7 times a day minimum.

Sheeba Vijesh

hi pushpa,agree with Akanksha... also, baby does not cry everytime due to hunger... sometimes they cry to be held and comforted or also due to other discomforts..

pushpa

Hi Akanksha and Sheeba Vijesh, thanks for ur valuable comments....After delivery I was BF my baby boy his birth weight is 2.7kg and after 3 weeks he was only 2.4kg so I started FM for him to gain weight.And till now am giving FM 3 times a day and BF whenever he asks... Am I going in the correct way...Pls clarify....

Sheeba Vijesh

Actually, all babies lose weight till approximately 15 days... it is just the extra water in their body that is lost, and then baby starts regaining weight.. for this reason, you should not formula feed him, it will affect your own milk supply.... do give only breast feed, as it is the best thing you can do for your baby.

Akanksha

If there is no problem with the milk supply and your baby is latching well, as I mentioned earlier, please give him BM only. he will gain weight with time. It doesn't matter how chubby the baby looks, baby should be active. lean babies can also be healthy n happy.

Shraddha Surve

in FM u can try Nan pro.. it helped my baby to gain good weight.. as BM she did not accepted after 6 months by her own

pushpa

Thanks for ur comments guys....BF milk supply is low only....but compare to before it's much better now....am giving him Similac advance f1...is this FM is OK or can I give him Nan pro from now onwards...?

Akanksha

supply will increase, just keep feeding the baby. as much as u feed, the more milk u will have.

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