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Is it safe to feed tetra pack milk to an infant?

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 in Child Health
Question: Hi,
I am XXXXXXX My son completed 4 months. I feel my son is not getting sufficient milk. Till date he was taking brest milk only.
Since the contrivencies regarding packed powder milk going on i am not comfortable with milk powders.
kindly advise can i give tetra packed milk to him? If not what would be the other option.
Thanks in advance
Regards.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on feeding an infant

Detailed Answer:
Hi....according to World Health Organization (WHO), the best thing for the baby is mother's milk.

But I do not suggest the use of Tetra pack milk.

Regarding alternative options -

1. You can use Lactogen 1 or Nan 1 or Dexolac stage 1.
2. Proper dilution is most important.
3. You have to add one unheaped scoop of powder to 30ml of water and give it by spoon or paladey.
4. DO NOT USE BOTTLE FOR FEEDING.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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