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Infant advised to take Nestum mixed with water. Is it advisable?

I am Rashmi, My daughter has completed 3 months.And i have joined my work after 3months of maternity leave. My inlaws are taking care of her in my absence.Doctor has suggested to give her Nestum mixed with water.Pls suggest whether it is good for her? If not then what shall i do?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi Rashmi,

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Your three months old baby should be exclusively breast fed and nothing else incluiding water should be given.

Breast feeding is ideal for the baby. It has got the right things in right quantity at the right time.

It prevents against infections and helps in brain growth.

Even if you are working you can express breast milk and give it to your baby.

Expressed milk can be stored in the fridge. Even if there is no fridge it can be stored upto 8 hrs,

Use a glass and spoon to feed the expressed milk.

Do not use a bottle.

Expression of milk can be done by a breast pump or manually.

you can contact me for further details on the following URL

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Exclusive breastfeeding should be continued till the age of 6 months.

From the age of 6 months, you can start his infant weaning or complimentary feeds in addition to the breast feeds.

Nestum is a commercially available weaning food and it should be started from the age of 6 months.
Till the age of 6 months you continue breast milk.

Whenever you are at home you can give direct breast feeds and before you are going to office express your breast milk by using a breast pump and collect in a cup. This milk is called expressed breast milk (EBM).

EBM can be given to your child by using a spoon and cup or by using a paladi in your absence.

EBM can be stored for 24 hours by keeping in fridge and before feeding it can be allowed to come to normal temperature.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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