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The approach I take to ensure adequate nutrition is dependent on whether a child will be breastfed or fed by bottle. For those who are able to breastfeed, I would recommend that they do so exclusively during the first 6 months in order to ensure optimal growth & development. This can be done by providing timely feedings throughout each day and making sure that baby is latching on properly & receiving enough milk as needed.
There are alternatives for those who cannot breastfeed, or supplement formula with liquid human milk. These include fortified LHMF (liquid human milk fortifier), which was designed for babies and provides extra protein/calories while being easily digestible. Additionally, offering solid foods around 4-6 months of age can also help support their nutritional needs if deemed medically appropriate per patient’s age/condition but should always be done under direct physician supervision.
In conclusion, no matter what feeding method parents choose – it’s important for them to understand that nutrition plays an essential role in their infant’s overall health & wellbeing. Asking questions to your doctor about the potential risks of a certain choice is advisable.