Breast milk is the best food for the child, as it contains various beneficial nutritional contents to fulfill their requirements. Mothers want nothing more than to give the best for their child. However, there are certain conditions or situations in the mother or the child that makes breastfeeding not possible to be done.
Specific conditions present in the mother, for instance:
Specific conditions present in the child, for instance:
If one of the aforementioned conditions is observed in the mother or the child, do not feel down at first. If mothers are still permitted to breastfeed, they may attempt to do so. Any amount of breast milk provided to the child will be beneficial for them.
Mothers can consult lactation counselors or pediatricians based on the condition that occur. If there are no other alternatives that can be selected for mothers to continue to provide breast milk or if the child requires additional intake, the pediatrician may recommend the provision of formula milk. The formula milk served to the child should contain important nutrients such as lactulose, Bifidobacterium, AA, DHA, and alpha-lactalbumin.
Generally, a three-day old child can consume 30 mL of milk per feeding session. The child can consume approximately 150 – 200 mL of formula milk per kilogram of body weight. The amount for each feeding session will increase as the child grows. Therefore, the heavier the child, the more amount of formula milk required.
When providing formula milk, it is important to ensure the cleanliness of the hands, spoons, milk bottles, and other equipments that may be used in the preparation of formula milk. Use drinking water that has been heated to its boiling temperature to prepare the milk. Failure to comply with these basic rules may increase the risk of infections for the child.
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