Breast milk replacement
Posted on 30 July 2012 07:22 PM

I have a seven-month-old baby. I have been having problems concerning breastmilk. I simply don't have enough. Sometimes I have to give him extra formula organic infant milk. I and my husband are vegans and do not want to give to the baby formula where cow's milk is included. What could I give to the baby when there is not enough breastmilk?

There are a few things you can do to help increase breast milk. One is to make sure you are drinking an adequate amount of water and getting enough rest. The other is to eat a lot of green vegetables like parsley and leafy greens. The chlorophyll in plants helps increase milk supply. Also, allowing the baby to nurse more frequently will stimulate milk production.

Your baby is about the age that you could start to consider introducing solid foods. This should be done slowly and a little at a time. Millet or oats cooked very well till they are soft are good to start with. You may mash a banana and add it to the cereal along with a little breast milk. Using bananas that are spotted are the best for easy digestion. You will want to give extra time between feedings to allow for good digestion when baby has eaten solid food.

This lecture will help: Please Hold the Extras by Dr. Rudy Davis.


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