All moms try to feed their newborns with breastmilk, and rightly so because it contains all the vitamins and microelements in the right proportions. Besides, breastfeeding helps strengthen the bond between a mother and her child and guarantees good health and immunity in the future.
But what should you do if your body isn’t producing enough breast milk or not producing it at all?
We know that a woman’s body reacts very acutely to stress, fatigue, and other factors. This means that sometimes milk might disappear or can’t be produced in sufficient quantity.
In this case, infant formulas or european baby formulas will help you out.
How do you choose formula for my baby?
Before buying formula, it’s best to consult your pediatrician who will be able to tell you what you need to pay attention to first:
- the content and proportions of proteins, fats, and carbs. For example, if a baby is underweight or prematurely born, he/she needs a more nutritious and easily digestible formula.
- specific ingredients. E. g., if the baby is prone to food allergies, displays the symptoms of intolerance to certain components, or experiences frequent tummy aches, colic, etc.
Based on this information, you’ll be able to pick the products that contain or exclude certain ingredients (such as HiPP no starch formula).
Milk formula stages and other factors
If your baby is completely healthy, gaining weight well, has no allergies or digestive disorders, you can choose a milk formula, focusing on the age of the baby. This information is always indicated on the packaging. For example, HiPP Stage 2 means that this product of for 6-month-olds and those who haven’t yet reached the 1-year-old mark. Check the reputation of the manufacturer, product reviews, and technological features that contribute to maintaining high-quality products.
Before choosing the right infant formula for your little one, do thorough research. Also, keep in mind that a medical professional’s recommendations might help a lot.
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