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Suggest best milk powder for a baby

My baby girl is of 5months old. at present mother milk is not getting enough to fill her stomach. Plz help what type of milk powder can we give to my baby. Is it true till 6 months only mother milk is given to babies?. will their be any side effects if we give any milk powder.
Tue, 30 Sep 2014
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for posting your query at

For the child, mother's milk is breast, can be given tilll 12 to 18 months. If you feel there is shortage, formula milk can be started, there will be not side effect this. Initially, child find little unusual to accept that milk, but eventually they get adjusted to the formula milk. However, you kid is almost 5 months old, you can start extra supplements in form of grated apple, pulses soup water, mashed potato, millet porridge, fresh juice, grated almonds etc All the items to be given through spoon in small quantities multiple times in a day. This is train your child to develop good eating habits from the family pot.

Hope you find my answer informative. Your thank you note is very much appreciated!

With best wishes,
Dr. Vishwanath Patil
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