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Suggest good milk formula for newborn infant

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Posted on Thu, 19 May 2016
Question: Hi,i have a newborn 12 days old i breastfeed him but also give him milk formula for 7 days i didnt change the formula the hospital give but it caused gas and pain, on day 8 i changed the formula it has less gas but my baby now doesnt burp and always throw up his milk and vomit.. Should i change the formula again? My breast milk is not enough i need a formula as well.. Im worried that no matter how many minutes i try to let him burp he doesnt even if he did once he vomit the formula what should i do? The first milk was similac the second formula is called S26 gold its closest to mother milk
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Breast milk is the best option.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Let me emphasize on the fact that breast milk is the best possible milk for a baby and there can be no alternatives for the same. Most formula milks are cow milk based and hence difficult to digest. Mother's breast milk is produced on the demand of the baby. Hungrier the baby, more vigorous is the suck. More is the suck, more is the amount of breast milk produced. Giving formula automatically reduces the demand of the baby and thereby the production of breast milk. All you need to do is to switch back to exclusive breast feeding and the production will increase automatically. All you need to do is to monitor the urine output. If the frequency is more than 6 times in 24 hours, you would know that the amount of feeding is adequate.

You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken in would escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe.

Let me know if you have further queries.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (11 hours later)
I was tought how to breastfeed him correctly but recently i have pain when i breastfeed i feel that maybe because my milk is not enough so he is sucking and nothing is coming thatsbwhy i have pain, i try to breastfeed him first before i give him formula but i feel that he is always hungry and not getting enough breastmilk, thats why i give him both breastmilk and baby milk formula, if only breastmilk he will not get enough food and keeps crying all day and wanting to suck on anything comes near his lips, so my question is should i change the formula because since i switched to the new one i noticed less gas but he doesnt burp at all no matter how many minutes i wait and try to change position and he always throw up the milk instead of burping, today he burped once after over 15 min of trying but also throw up a little with the burping he throw up , im worried its my first baby so i have not much experience so i dont know should i change the formula or something wrong with my baby
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Try to switch back to exclusive breast feeding.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. In contrary to your belief, the pain in your breasts is due to build up of unutilized breast milk store in your breasts. The solution is to increase the amount of drainage from your breasts, both in form of breast feeding as well as expressing breast milk. Unless you do that, eventually breast abscess is likely to be formed. Let the baby suck and get habituated. Do not worry with the crying which might be there for a few days. The crying is more likely to be due to improper burping. You need to hold the baby erect on your lap for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. That will prevent regurgitation which is responsible for his throwing up. Such problems are commonly seen with every baby. You would soon get oriented properly.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 days later)
Thanks doctor for your answer
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 minutes later)
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Glad to be of service

Detailed Answer:
In case you found my answer to be helpful, I would request you to close the thread with a positive review and a 5 star rating.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Breast milk is the best option. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. Let me emphasize on the fact that breast milk is the best possible milk for a baby and there can be no alternatives for the same. Most formula milks are cow milk based and hence difficult to digest. Mother's breast milk is produced on the demand of the baby. Hungrier the baby, more vigorous is the suck. More is the suck, more is the amount of breast milk produced. Giving formula automatically reduces the demand of the baby and thereby the production of breast milk. All you need to do is to switch back to exclusive breast feeding and the production will increase automatically. All you need to do is to monitor the urine output. If the frequency is more than 6 times in 24 hours, you would know that the amount of feeding is adequate. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken in would escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe. Let me know if you have further queries. Regards