pls ma baby gal is almost 4 months but due low breast milk flow I have started giving her corn porridge but have realized she poops after eating and also very weak. What do I do?

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WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months. In case you are not able to breastfeed you can consult your pediatrician and introduce formula milk to baby. Avoid giving solid now. Here are also few tips to increase breast milk supply: Don't stress & take rest: You should take ample of rest. If you're stressed then the oxytocin hormone that is responsible for lactation will get reduced, which will result in a reduction in your breastmilk production. Take a balanced diet: You should take a balanced diet to ensure proper lactation. Some foods that can help you maintain a balanced diet for proper lactation are cereals like dalia and bajra, green leafy veggies like fenugreek and mustard leaves, pulses and legumes, soya beans, fruits, milk products, eggs and fishes, and etc. Liquids: Since adequate liquids are required for lactation, you should take liquids in the form of juices, soup, buttermilk & more. There are also special foods like galactagogues, which are known to help in lactation. These provide nutrients to a new mother's diet. Some galactagogues are almonds, cashews, walnuts, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi, ajwain, dried ginger, jaggery & etc. Last but not the least, your lactation is also dependent on suckling by your baby. The more your baby feeds, the more your milk production will increase. All the best and do keep us posted. In case not, than start formula feed on your paediatrician's prescription

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