PKU.com Community Discussion Forum Parent support when is suitable time stop breastmilk for pku infants ?

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    medina2009
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    Our dietitian said to us that when your child reach to six months old , you should stop breastmilk for him and just use the formula and porridge in 3 times a day .

    you know that borridge has little phe in it . and formula doesn't have any phe at all . So is it the correct way to make such aregim for a six month old baby ?

    #9289
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    HappyMom
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    I have two kids with PKU. I nursed both of them until they didn't want to anymore (my son @ 4 months, daughter @ 6 months). The feeding schedule was similar to two bottle feedings with formula for every one breast feeding. Eventually they wanted the bottle rather than nursing because it is easier. After that I would add regular baby formula to their PKU formula (their dietian figured out how much of each) and bottle fed them. I didn't start baby foods until they showed interest in eating it. Hope this is helpful.

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    medina2009
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    thanks a lot . but I want to know that is it allowable to stop regular or breast milk on 6 and replace it just with porridge?

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    clenk
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    I wouldn't do that personally-  my little one is almost 10 months old and in talking to my dietician we are trying to keep her nursing as long as possible- She obviously doesn't get to nurse often – she takes 3 bottles a day of formula and is now taking solid foods but even 50ml of breastmilk is enough to help build immunity and it seems pku kids get sicker more often! So our goal is to continue at least 50ml a day of breastmilk (just under 2 ounces) until she is 4. 

    To me porridge would NOT be an adequate replacement! at  6 months we started introducing solids- including pku special low protein baby pablum (like porridge) and then fruits and veggies- and decreased the nursing but it is so very valuable i'm not ready to cut it out entirely!!!!!

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    medina2009
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    thanks a lot clenk . if anyone else has any information about this topic , please share it .

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