Being concerned for your baby for not getting enough milk is okay. Parents sometimes are more concerned to give babies need a formula for any other reasons as well. All you must know that giving formulas to your baby is a bit risky if there’s no medical cause for doing that. Feeding your baby powder milk increases the risk of infection, bacteria, and some other problems, which are written below.
- Ear infection
- Breathing problems
- Itchiness (Skin problems)
- Lungs issues etc.
Difficulties your baby may face while having formula milk is that, it’s hard to digest formula milk for a newborn than breast milk. Milk stays in the baby’s body, which could cause a decrease in production. Also, it contains a high amount of protein called casein.
Before giving powdery milk to your baby speak to your baby’s doctor. It is also stated in some studies that formula-fed babies have a higher risk of having breathing issues, asthma, and wheezing problems, etc. Always check on your baby and immediately visit the doctor if you see any discomfort.
Breastfeeding prevents chronic disease. In the future, there’s a risk of having the chronic disease if you fed the baby formula milk also, increases the chance of diabetes and various celiac diseases.
Some babies can digest formula milk, but some babies can have allergic reactions that cause excessive vomits, crankiness, etc. Maybe your baby doesn’t show up the symptoms fast, but it could be a cause to worry.
Some Important Things to Know:
- Providing formula milk to the infant when you can breastfeed them can affect your breastfeeding. It will only work best when you put your baby on breastfeeding again and again.
- This settles the baby more than the babies who are on formula milk.
- It’s hard for the baby who usually sucks from a bottle teat to suck effectively from a breast sucking from a teat is way more different from the breast.
- If you are offering the baby your breast milk it can lead you to pain because of the overload of milk in your breast, and because of that, you can’t comfort the baby.
- If you already have a history of allergy in your family then you should avoid giving formula milk to the infant, or else it will increase the risk, which causes high fever, asthma, etc.
- Formula milk is a reason for having a bacterial infection in the baby’s gut. If you are not breastfeeding the baby, there will be a higher chance to develop infections like diarrhea, chest issues, urine problems, etc.
Breast milk makes an infant’s immune system better. Also, formula milk doesn’t contain natural nutrients, which develop certain illnesses in your baby’s immune.
Feeding your baby formula milk from a teat cannot be convenient, and babies may experience a loss of fluid from the body.