My baby is five weeks old and has recently started crying a lot which i now think she's not getting enough milk from my breast. What Can i feed her? F
WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At six months, solid foods, such as mashed fruits and vegetables, should be introduced to complement breastfeeding for up to two years or more. In addition: breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth, breastfeeding should be "on demand", as often as the child wants day and night; and bottles or pacifiers should be avoided.
The cause of infantile colic is not known; proposed causes include alterations in fecal microflora, intolerance to cow's milk protein or lactose, gastrointestinal immaturity or inflammation, increased serotonin secretion, poor feeding technique, and maternal smoking or nicotine replacement therapy.
Infantile colic is a benign process in which an infant has paroxysms of inconsolable crying for more than three hours per day, more than three days per week, for longer than three weeks.
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