Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nishant on 2-5-10

Nishant has entered his 2nd month of life. His apetite is growing more. His mothers milk is not enough for him. He started crying for milk even after many feeding from his moter. We are looking for supplements at this stage. The alternative is cow's milk. But cow's milk is not much suitable for infants below 1 years. As per American Association of Paediatirician (APP) cow's whole milk given to infants below 1 year of age could lead to anemia (deficiency of iron) . Also it could lead to dehydration of babies because of the presence of sodium in cows milk. But in India despite these warnings many feed their baby with cow's milk. Many mother's won't produce enough breast milk to feed their baby. The baby's milk need increase over time. The demand increase but not the supply. Other alternative is nutrition supplements from food companies. Nestle's Lactogen 1 is other alternative for infants below 6 months of age. It is easy to digest, fortified with iron and other essential minerals and vitamins. It is sold at rupees 201 per 500 grams. Reasonably priced!

Mother's can increase their breast milk by taking more vegetables, and fruits, fish, muttons.etc. They should drink plenty of water or fruit juice.

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