hi.. my son is 1 month old.. since i dont have breast milk, am giving formula milk to him.. im very much worried whether he will be healthy or not.. i tried many things to get breast milk.. but the quantity is so less and that is not sufficient for him.. can any one guide me. pls?nutrition Corner
You need to both relax and take care of diet to help in lactation. Few suggestions are take a balanced diet of cereals (esp dalia, bajra), green leafy vegetables (esp methi, mustard leaves), dals & legumes (masoor. black channa, soybean), fruits, milk products, eggs fish & poultry. Do take almonds, cashew, walnuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi seeds, ajwain, dried ginger, gaund, jaggery etc. You should also take ample fluids in the form of lukewarm water, zeera water, soups, buttermilk, egg nog, milk etc. You may also read a blog for this on our website, link is given http://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 Formula milk is made of animal milk only and has added nutrients to match it most closely with breast milk.