A 36-year-old female asked:
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can mixing infant mortrine in my babies formula have the same affects as though i give it alone. she spits any mess out when i give it to her by itsel?

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Dr. Richard Wasserman
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Mixing medications with formula is not a good idea. You don't know how much you are giving. Give medications to infants by pointing the medication syringe to the back corner of the mouth and squirting. The medication will usually be swallowed before it can be spit out. Additionally, a little bit of medication can make a whole bottle taste terrible.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Like my mother used to say, it all goes in the same place anyway. Just make sure you mix it well and she drinks all the formula in the bottle otherwise she might not ingest all of the medicine.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013
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