@Pragatii Jalal Ruia Dear reader, breastfeeding is easier said than done. A number of new mothers face issues with latching, and its a good idea to consult a lactation expert in any reputed hospital in your city. A lactation consultant can guide you about the reasons for inadequate latch and guide you accordingly. Most of the times latching issues could occur due to flat or inverted nipples, which can be corrected using a syringe. I would suggest to avoid giving the baby formula if the mother is producing enough milk. Invest in a good electric breast pump and feed breastmilk using a bottle. Breastmilk woks on demand and supply. The more the mother will express the milk, the more she will produce. So if she ends up expressing more milk than what the baby can consume, you could freeze the extra milk to preserve its nutrients. You could also consider joining the Facebook group 'Breastfeeding support for Indian mothers' which gives valuable guidance on breastfeeding. All the best!
@Anonymous At 10 months, he needs some solid food along with milk. What does his growth chart say..? His pediatrician is the best person to suggest you the best foods, vitamin supplements, and everything else he might need. Mashed rice, mashed vegetables and fruits, baby cereal, Ragi, and formula milk are some of the good choices. If the baby has reached his developmental milestones and is active, don't worry that much. Do consult the doctor to make sure you are on the right track. All the best!
@Roopa M Thank you Roopa. Yes solid foods we have been giving but I don't know why he doesn't eat them with much interest. I should probably consult my pediatrician and see other options that I can give him and that he will like. Currently we give ragi porridge, mashed veggies and rice porridge.