Q. What are the ways to avoid sugar in Formula milk for a baby?

Answered by Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

 

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Hello doctor,

I have 3.5 months old baby. I do not have sufficient breastmilk, hence, was giving fomula milk. Baby was not satisfied with the taste of formula milk and was never having it properly, so one day my mother added sugar to formula milk and since that day my baby is having formula milk as per his requirement. Now, if we do not put sugar to formula milk, he will not have it. I am giving him Abbott semilac iq+ stage 1. Please let me know what can I do.


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Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
MBBS., DCH
Child Health, Paediatrics

Hello,

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You can keep reducing the sugar content of the milk slowly slowly until you reach a stage where there is no sugar in the milk. Also, you can check for your current milk output to see if even little is there. If even a little is there, please give the child breast for sometime and if the child suckles, let him suckle. After removing from the breast you can give the child some top feeds. That way the child will not stay hungry and your milk output will also increase. Slowly slowly a stage will come wherein your milk output will be enough to satisfy the hunger of the child and you will not need top feeds.

 
 
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