How to go to mix
Sometimes young mums can't do without milk for baby feeding. Shortages, a complete lack of milk or the baby just isn't gaining enough weight, so you have to enter into the diet of baby formula milk. Country Tips today will tell you how to go to mix the most painless way for a child.
Feeding baby milk can be justified in several cases. Often women after a couple of months after childbirth to feed the baby not enough breast milk. As a result, the child is not gaining weight and is lagging behind in development. In such cases, pediatricians advise further to enter the mixture, which will largely replace mother's milk .
But to completely switch to formula is not worth it. The fact that no matter how adapted were not mixtures they are doing based on processed cow's milk. and it is inferior in quality to the thoracic. Also, cow's milk often causes an allergy in children. With intolerance to cow's milk or the appearance of an allergic reaction, a child must take a mixture based on goat's milk or soy.
By the way, allergic reactions, dysbacteriosis, diarrhea or constipation often occur in children during the transition from breast milk or from one mixture to another. There are two reasons for such reactions. One of them is the individual intolerance of some components of the mixture. Here you can do nothing, you will have to buy another mixture that will suit your baby. Consult the pediatrician, he will tell you which of the mixtures are best for a baby of your age.
The second cause of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract of the baby can become wrong switching to powdered infant formula. It is very important to stick to a certain schedule of replacement milk mixture. Remember that the daily amount of formula you give the baby, is calculated from the weight of the baby. On the day the child should eat 1/5 of the number of its weight. Therefore, it is very important to weigh the baby and choose the correct amount of the mixture. Also read the recommended dosages of the mixture, they are indicated on the package.
Now in more detail how to transfer the child to the mix. Start with the gradual replacement of milk mixture. First, give your baby a mixture of only a couple of times a week. Then once a day. Further, the number of feedings mixture can increase up to 2-3 times a day. At first, when just starting to feed the baby formula, add a bottle of expressed milk.
Another issue for mothers: how to move to another blend? If you're moving from one mixture to another of the same brand, for example, when your baby has grown, and he already needs another kind of mixture, then health problems should not be. If you go to the mix another brand, there is need to be careful. For a full transition to the new mixture, you will need a week :
1 and 2 days: 1 part new to 3 parts old
3 and 4 days: 2 parts new 2 parts old
5 and 6 days: 3 parts new 1 part old
Day 7: The new mixture
When moving to a new mix follow the child's reaction to it. If the baby does not eat, sleep, he started vomiting or Allergy, immediately stop feeding the new mixture. By the way, such reactions are most often possible at the age of up to 6 months.
By the way, the transition from milk or old mix on her new it is best to give in the morning. At first, baby will be able during the day to quietly digest the mixture, and the night will not be capricious, when you want to sleep. Secondly, you will be able to observe the child's reaction to the new mix.
Be sure to stick with the daily feeding. It is not necessary to give the baby more or less of the mixture than is necessary. otherwise the child will have diarrhea or constipation. Also note that when feeding with a mixture, the daily norm is important, and not how much the baby can eat before full saturation. If at one time the child ate more, then for the next feeding will have to reduce the amount of the mixture. And in any case, do not store the prepared mixture. The fact that the child has not eaten can not be left for the next meal.
Now you know how to enter the mixture, therefore, with the introduction in the diet of your baby you should not have any problems. Carefully watch the child's reaction to a new diet and yourself do not experiment with blends. Consult a pediatrician!