Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Need help in finding the right diet for a premature baby. Breast milk not sufficient

Hello Doctor, I am a father of a premature baby boy. He was Born in 8 months. he is now 2.7Kgs. We started giving him Lactogen-1, as my wife does not have sufficient to feed him. Could you please recommend which is good for my son. Lactogen-1 Nan-1 Enfamal I am very very confused. Please Advise. Thanks,
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  416
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dear parent

There are no studies in comparing the effectiveness of the above mentioned products . But it's proven that even little amounts of breast milk is highly nutritious for your baby 100 percent better than any artificial feeds so feed boy with breast milk as much possible especially because he is prefers baby.
Usually recommend NAN 1 as i find babies better adjusting to it , and don't change feed brands often .continue giving one brand.
Best is breast milk
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 1 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Saurabh Kumar's  Response
Dear Parent,
I have gone through your question. There are many formula feeds in the market which help in supplementing breast milk. First are the most basic ones like Lactogen 1 and others are little premium ones like NAN PRO1 or Enfamil with added DHA and extra supplements. I would suggest if cost is not a problem you can go for the premium ones.
Secondly i would strongly recommend that mother should continue breast feeding regularly and formula feed to be used as supplement only.
Thirdly for mother to have more milk it is advisable that she drinks lots of water[2.5 L/day] and have nutritious food.
Hoping i was able to help you
Answered: Thu, 2 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor