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Breast milk not enough, suggested formula, colic drops for gastric problem, uncomfortable. What to do?

hi! my son is 18 dayz old, breast milk is not sufficient to cater his needs doctors suggested enfalac 1 but he feels gastric in his stomach which makes him very uncomfortable, i went to the doctor and he suggested colic drops and changed his milk to enfamil O-lac formula but still it does not work and he is still very irritable and uncomfortable, what should i do.
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
This is a common problem faced by us regularly.There is no mother who doesn't have enough breast milk.If you are not confident and feed your child less then your breast milk production is bound to get lower.Kindly do not start any supplemental feeds.Feed your child breast milk regularly by waking him up every 2hrs.If your child gains about 30gms /day, pisses about 10-12 /day and sleeps well in between feeds there is no reason to worry.If you start mixed feeds your problems will increase.Be confident and feed your child breast milk only.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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