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hello mom's,i am planning to start ma lo with dual feed as he completed his 5 th month today so m confused which brand formula should I feed him which has less gas problem and per day how many times should I feed formula excluding breastfeeding and how much ml should I start initially??..plz help



Sonali Shivlani

It is best to breast feed if possible till six months exclusively. Then you can start some solids with the recommendation of your doctor.

Mahalakshmi Murugan

But he is not at all gaining sufficient weight.. always his stomach looks empty externally,my mom and elderly people shout at me whether m I giving sufficient milk or not..this really making me very concerned hence I feel at least once in a while feed him externally also...m I correct??

Jasmeet Kaur Deep

Hi Mahalaxmi I can totally understand what you are feeling because I have been through the same. I believe your doctor is the best person to judge whether a baby is getting enough food or not or whether she is gaining weight or not. Breastmilk is the best! I was pressurized too but my doc did not let me give anything not even water till 6 months.

Jasmeet Kaur Deep

You won't believe my baby was healthy and I was told I should start top feed because my baby is fat but there is no energy

Mahalakshmi Murugan

thank you both..u ppl r ryt evn I felt d same to breastfeed my baby exclusively till six month but whatever I told above was the reason to ask such question of starting formula milk.Even I asked the doc he was preferred on cows milk if the baby is not satisfied and crying which I am interested to feed him cows milk which is iron deficient and causes diarrhoea in babies..hence I asked this suggestion to start with formula

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