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ALL ABOUT SUPPLEMENTING YOUR LITTLE ONE!!

ALL ABOUT SUPPLEMENTING YOUR LITTLE ONE!!

Supplementing is when you deliver your baby formula or expressed human milk other than breastfeeding! The choice to supplement is a significant one – now and again it’s medically obligatory.
The most common reason parents choose to supplement is their concern for nutrition, particularly in the initial few days. You’re just getting accustomed to lactation, and it may appear as if your baby isn’t receiving sufficient quantity to eat, particularly at night. Remember that it might take time for both mom and baby to fiddle with their new schedule, and supplementing must only be initiated after discussing with your healthcare provider.
Parents may also question whether they should supplement during babies’ ‘growth shoots,’ which occur about 2 to 3 weeks, 6 weeks and about 2 to 3 months of age. At these times, babies wish to feed more frequently and although you are making adequate milk, your breasts may feel soft. Throughout the growth surge, you may feel like you’re feeding repeatedly. That’s OK. By breastfeeding more and more, the baby is helping to amplify your milk supply.