My baby only takes very small amount of breastmilk in the first 2 days. Do I need to give my baby formula milk as supplement?

My baby only takes very small amount of breastmilk in the first 2 days. Do I need to give my baby formula milk as supplement?

Most healthy and full term babies are born with sufficient reserve of water and nutrients. Also, the sizes of their stomachs are just like the size of a marble. Hence, small amount of colostrum produced is enough for your baby. The thick and sticky colostrum also aids the baby to learn and coordinate his suckling, swallowing and breathing techniques. Exclusive breastfeeding will act as if forming a protective film in his intestine to protect the body from bacteria and allergens. Unnecessarily supplementing with formula milk or water will, on the contrary, reduce the intestinal protection and thus, increase the risk of infection and allergy. During the first two days, if your baby have at least one to two wet diapers a day with colourless or pale yellow urine, and have bowel movement at least twice a day. Don't you worry! Just keep up with the good work, breastfeed according to your baby's demand. You should also bring your baby to the Maternal and Child Health Centres or your family doctor as soon as possible so to monitor your baby’s condition more closely.