hii.. my baby is 5 months old.. i want to introduce him top milk now.. my milk isnt sufficient and he is not gaining weight also. how to introduce? what time of the day and give some tips to start feeding with spoon or dropper.. not bottle

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Exclusive breast feeding is recommended till 6 months. if there is need to give top feed,you can gradually start with top feed. Start by replacing one of your feeds with top feed. Replace only one of your breast feed with top feed initially. You can start with a lesser amount of 50 ml or so and then gradually increase the amounts according to child's acceptance. 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 You make the baby sit comfortably in your lap with support and use a sterilised spoon to feed the milk.

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