my baby girl is five months old and i have to introduce formula milk to her as i have to join my office soon, but she is not taking it properly. suggest what to do?

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Updated on Oct 24, 2016

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Answer:
if you are lactating sufficiently to meet your child's need, you may not start with any top feed. You can express your milk either manually or with a pump and it can be fed to your baby when you are at office. Otherwise, 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. 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 (not cow's) 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 https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/all-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-milk-intake-of-your-child/619

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