Hi mummies, my son is 7 months old and he is having semi solid food. My maternity leaves is going to end this month. Instead of breast milk i want to give him formula milk in bottle. But my husband and inlaws are against to bottle feed they are saying to give cow milk and that to with spoon. Can you please suggest what to be done

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if you are lactating sufficiently to meet your child's need, you may not start with any top feed. You can express your milk an dit can be fed to your baby while you are at office.Otherwise, if there is need to give top feed,you can do with sterilsed spoon and katori. Avoid bottlefeeding as it may not be very hygienic and may cause nipple confusion. Formula milk is made of animal milk only and has added nutrients to match it most closely with breast milk. Some prefer fresh animal milk (do not give cow's milk to a child below one year of age) over formula milk. Packet milk is pasteurised animal milk only which is more hygienically packed and hence safer. You can also read the following blog to help you decide on the type of milk http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-milk-intake-of-your-child/619

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