My three month old baby weighs 4. 9. his birthweight was 2. 7. for last 5-6 days he is not taking enough milk. He is both breast and bottle fed due to not enough breastmilk. he is denying the bottle completely when awake while asleep he takes the feed but not more than 50 ml. his total intake for a day is 400-500 ml. tried changing formula, nipples. Any advice will be a great help.

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Answer:
bottle feeding is anyway not recommended as it may cause nipple confusion and may pose hygiene issues. The best you can do is take care of your own diet to help in lactation and try offering top feed with spoon instead of bottle. 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 https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539

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