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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
17 lbs is ok: Formula change not usually needed. If you want him real fat, can add other solids to diet.

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Talk w/pediatrician: Please discuss this with your pediatrician. Your baby may not be ready to wean yet -- 6 weeks is very young. Or, she may be intolerant of some of th ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Very overweight!!: At 13m old, a baby should be eating 3 meals, 2 snacks daily and drinking milk (500ml daily). The milk should be given only after they eat and in a sip ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Do not give your four month old baby any formula that is not made according to the manufacturer's instructions! This is important
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Kaufer
23 years experience Pediatrics
Not bad: Breastfeeding is best, of course, but there are reasons for supplementing with formula depending upon your personal situation. If you are concerned a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Evaluation: The baby may not be receiving enough formula and the constipation may be secondary to dehydration. Provide feeds more often eg every two hours, feed s ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Safe or advised ?: Many infants grew up with early (weeks) solid feeds decades ago when families didn't breast feed & made their own formula. Today with breast feedi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Wrong Statement:: I think, your statement is over exaggerated. In reality it doesn't happen. Anyways, take your child to his pediatrician and explain in front! diarrhea ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pretorius
Specializes in Legal Medicine
Infant constipation: Constipation is common in infants on formula, unlike those on breast milk. Somewhat harder and less frequent stools. Sometimes switching the formula h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Hi,: Not sure you can call this constipation yet. STay calm, as long as he is passing urine - wet nappies and drinking and sleeping I believe all is good f ... Read More
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