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    Melissa Corley
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    My situation is not ideal but, it’s the best I can offer baby… I can only produce enough to give baby about 5oz daily of breastmilk and the remainder of her feedings are formula. She is typically a stubborn one to burp and is a very gassy baby (which makes her grumpy) so, I’m having a hard time finding the most “fitting” formula for her… Looking for any suggestions and/or recommendations.
    Also, I can’t help but wonder if it’s the mixing of breastmilk and formula that is making her gassy. Others have stated that some breastmilk is better than nothing but, is this true?

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    Disney Mom
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    From my experience it is ok to mix breastmilk and formula. I would suggest trying a different formula. Nutramigen is expensive but the easiest on babies tummies, especially if they have allergies. I hope this helps! Try consulting you pediatrician they may have a better recommendation for you.

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    jenniflower
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    Breast milk is probably the best milk for the baby. Actaully it is there is no denying this! It’s just that baby formula isn’t bad either. You can do whichever one you feel like doing dear. Don’t stress over the fact that you cannot provide more breastmilk. It is completely fine and your abby will be as healthy as any other. Also mixing baby formula and breastmilk isn’t bad. I used to do it and nothing bad happened to my kid. For the baby formula suggestion a pediatrician can tell you more. They see what the baby needs and tell you more. Back than I used Aptamil most of the time. Then I used some SMA PRO baby formula too. In your case though it might be different. Whatever your baby likes and your doctors suggests. God bless you dear.

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    Tifanny
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    Breast milk is so important in the life of a baby. Actually all the vitamins and other nutrients come from the breast milk. That is how important it is. So I would have prefer going for the breast milk more than the formula. I do not know the reason of giving the bay formula. But I hope that it is a good reason. You can goa nd ask your doctor on the best formula milk. On my behalf I have been giving my child breast milk all through. When the bay stopped taking milk I started with porridge. Or other fruits that she could manage at that time. I don’t think if formula milk had=s the same nutrients like that of breast milk. But I hope you cam find more information from a pediatrician. Or if you want to balance both of the. The breast milk should outdo the formula. And do not mx the to together. I am not really sure of the effect. But I just don’t feel if it is the right thing to do. I think that is the reason the child is gassy. Mixing things for a baby is generally not a good idea. It will mess her stomach.

    #1054

    Milan
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    While there’s nothing wrong with mixing breast milk and formula in the same container, it’s not recommended simply because you don’t want to waste a single drop of your precious breast milk. Formula from a bottle that your baby has drunk from must be discarded within an hour of preparation. Breast milk, on the other hand, will “keep,” refrigerated, for a number of hours in a bottle that’s been fed. Some mothers mix powdered formula with their breast milk in order to increase the calories their baby gets during a feeding. Please do not do this! Not only does it change the composition of the breast milk, but the micronutrients in the formula will become so much more concentrated that it can be very hard on your baby’s immature kidneys. Always follow the exact directions on the can of powdered or concentrated formula, and never mix formula with anything but distilled water.

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    Emma412
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    Yes, this is true. You must give her this formula. I don’t think this is going to be a good thing for her. Just give her the breast milk. That is the only way to keep her healthy and good.

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    Stormi
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    If you cannot nurse, then pump milk in replacement of the nursing. If you are introducing formula because your baby doesn’t seem to be getting enough breast milk, realize, of course, that she may consume more with a bottle than with the breast. This may mean that you won’t need to breastfeed her in the traditional two-and-a-half hours after the bottle. But at the next feeding, try to offer the breast first. Eventually, by alternating, you will be able to devise a schedule that ensures she is taking in enough nutrients from both. If you breastfeed and formula feed, you will want to decide which one you prefer to feed your child with right before bed, as it will likely become a part of her daily habits. If you don’t want to always be the one putting the baby to bed at night, than opt for the bottle as the last feeding during the day. The good news is that she will take in more, which may cause her to sleep a bit longer at night as well. Just be sure to burp her well, as typically both bottle-feeding and formula can cause more gas. However, you can adjust the amount of breast milk combined in until you find what he will like. If you wait to offer formula until after the second or third month, your baby will likely be resistant to it at first because it tastes so different from your milk. You can either mix the two or work with your baby until he is happily switching between the two concoctions.

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