lactancia artificial

artificial lactation

We already know that WHO recommends exclusive breast milk up to 6 months. It is best for the baby, we know, but not in every case you can breastfeed and you need to pull artificial milk. Here come a lot of doubts because as well as for lactation there is a lot of information, for artificial lactation there is not so much. That’s why today we want to tell you everything you need to know about artificial breastfeeding.

What are they prepared with?

Milks for artificial breastfeeding, whether powdered or liquid, are prepared with cow’s milk adapted so that they have all the necessary nutrients for babies from day one, although it does not have the antibodies that breast milk has.

The number of shots and quantities will depend heavily on the specific needs of each baby. Smaller babies will take smaller shots every short time, and as they grow, they will take more quantities and in more spaced times. And then there are babies more like others, ask the pediatrician what the right amount is, and then you can adjust it according to the needs of the baby.

Artificial milk also creates that special bond between mother and baby. Your love will be present even if you don’t breastfeed it. Besides, dad can also generate that bond he can’t do with his chest.

What is the best artificial milk?

Well, the best doesn’t have to be the most expensive or the worst the cheapest. All artificial milks have the same energy input and macronutrients, and then each one tries to get as close as possible to breast milk. That’s where the different ones would reside. They all go through exhaustive checks before going on sale. They all go through extensive checks before going on sale to ensure the health of babies.

But at first you may have to try several until you find what your baby is at ease. Many breasts have to give away or donuts almost unbrand-new boats because their babies refuse it. In those cases we would have to test another brand until we have the one indicated in our case.

There are 3 types of milk:

  • Start formula: for babies up to 6 months.
  • Following formula: for babies from 6 months to 18 months.
  • Growth formula: up to 3 years

What is the best bottle?

We talked more closely about this topic in the article “How to choose the best bottle and nipple”. You will find all the necessary information to choose which one is best for your baby. To know how to clean them correctly do not miss “Tips for washing bottles”.

Most parents are afraid of colic, which usually increase with artificial milk. This is because artificial milk is denser and its digestion is more difficult, which leads to more likely colic in infants. Although there are babies who have equally colic with breastfeeding. If you have to move from breastfeeding to artificial, do not miss the article “how to move from breast to bottle”.

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Are the shots with artificial milk longer?

Well, yeah, they’re usually longer. This is because digesting them take longer to be satiated so their intake is usually longer and larger than breastfeeding. This is fine to have greater control over your baby’s feeding. With the breast it is more difficult to know how much you have taken, instead with a bottle you will know exactly how much milk you have drunk in each intake.

If it is not consumed immediately, it can be stored in the refrigerator, but not more than 24 hours.

Because remember… although breastfeeding is always recommended, there are not always the necessary conditions to be able to do so. If so do not feel guilty, as your baby will be well fed and cared for.