Q. Can mixed feeding be given to a new born?

Answered by
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Apr 13, 2019

Hello doctor,

My cousin, a newborn baby, was born four days before, male, 51 cm and 3.1 kg. He is crying, and we think that he cannot poop. He drinks breast milk. And every time he farts he cries and, we thought he has a hard time getting it out.

I would also like to ask if he is allowed to drink water and if we can do mixed feeding (alternate drinking of breast milk and formula milk).

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Paediatrics
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please note that a child may cry either because he is hungry, has passed urine or stool, or wants to seek attention. Take note of the same. Other than that whatever you have described is normal and it persists till the age of six months. Hence do not worry.

Giving water is not required as milk already contains water. However, giving boiled and cooled clean water is harmless. You can mix feeds and give. It is not an issue.

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