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How To Feed Formula Milk To Babies?

Hello I have a 6 weeks old baby and i am trying to introduce formula milk after breastfeeding her for a month. but she is just refusing it. she did take a bit here and there last week. but today she has not taken any milk. the last time i breastfed her was 6 hours ago and since then she has had some sips here and there. how long can she go without milk?
Wed, 1 Jun 2022
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi,

Babies tend to regulate their feeds by themselves. Give feeds on demand when baby demands. Usually at this age 4 hours is maximum. Better to try feeding her more.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Arun, Pediatrician, Pulmonology
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How To Feed Formula Milk To Babies?

Hi, Babies tend to regulate their feeds by themselves. Give feeds on demand when baby demands. Usually at this age 4 hours is maximum. Better to try feeding her more. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Arun, Pediatrician, Pulmonology