We all know that the best formula for the baby is the breast milk. Nothing works better as compared to what is gifted by the nature. But at times the breast feeding seems not to work very well because of maternal illness for example, if mother is HIV positive, or is on antiretroviral medications, has active tuberculosis or maternal infection with HTLV type 1 or type 2, or if mother is on chemotherapy or radiotherapy or if using illicit drugs. Breast milk is also a contraindication if the child has the metabolic syndrome called galactosemia. But at times women might choose not to breast feed the baby without any such conditions outlined above. Well, this article will help you in deciding what will work best as a replacement of breast milk, for your baby.
If you are not able to breast feed you newborn for any of the reasons outlined above, or for all other reasons, we will tell you that how can you make the best formula for your baby to best suit your baby. So you can use the best nutritious ingredients for your baby. So your younger one would stay healthier compared to ones on the commercially available formulas. What will be advantage of such formula? Well we know that this question will be coming to the mind of many people who are reading this article.
So in simple words, by your own formula you would know what ingredients you have used, and this control over the ingredients is very important. This way you can also avoid the harmful ingredients and unnecessary chemical exposure of the baby. Now how can you decide what particular formula will work for your baby? First thing is that you can consult your doctor, he might suggest you a formula or perhaps he might send you to a nutritionist who might help you. You can also search the literature or the internet to find the formula. Or the last and wise option is to read this useful piece of information!
It is also very important to know that children less than 10 months have very immature digestive tracts. And they cannot digest everything found in the cow’s milk. Goat milk is a better substitute but the rice milk is not. So make sure that you have enough knowledge on this before you can work in the best interest of the child. Rice milk is not at all good for a baby because it does not have enough fats and other nutrients. And also the soya based formula is not the right option either. Soya base formula lacks the healthy ingredients but at times it also proves harmful and life threatening for the baby.
After putting your baby on the formula you made it is equally important that you keep the track of his height and weight, and also check that whether the child is passing enough urine or not? And also a regular pediatrician visit will also be very helpful for the baby.