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Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

Why is breast milk best for babies? Some formulas have added DHA & lutein..

See below: Breast milk has a lot more. Immunoglobulin a, pro- and prebiotics protects infant from developing infection. Iron in breast milk is easily absorbed. Breast-fed infants are less likely die from sids (sudden infant death syndrome) as well. ...Read more

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Is formula as nutritious as breast milk?

Is formula as nutritious as breast milk?

No: In almost all cases, breastmilk is best. Baby humans are made to drink human milk. Formulas do a good job of imitating breastmilk. In a few cases, a mom's milk may have some unusual imbalance of ingredients (for example, not enough fat, or more salt than usual), or a mom may be on a medication that gets into her milk and is harmful to babies. In these cases, formula would be more "nutritious". ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it ok to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Sure. Just try to be sure you use just the amount of breast milk that you think your baby will need for the feeding as it should not be refrigerated or frozen again after it has been defrosted. It is not harmful to mix both together and feed the milk to your baby if you feel your baby needs more milk that you are able to provide for each feeding. ...Read more

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How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read more

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How long does my baby need breast milk or formula?

How long does my baby need breast milk or formula?

About one year: After a baby is 12 months of age, and is eating a variety of baby foods, he can be weaned off formula and start whole cow milk. The weaning can be gradual over a week, in which more and more cow milk is mixed into the liquid formula each day. By the end of the week, the baby's drink will be mostly or all cow milk. Or one can wean suddenly, by making the formula disappear and just offering milk. ...Read more

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What does breast milk contain different than formula?

What does breast milk contain different than formula?

See below: 1. Immunoglobulin a which is responsible for the breast-fed infants to get less respiratory and gastrointestinal infection 2. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid...Enhancing neuronal development 3. Readily absorbable iron 4, pro- and prebiotics. ...Read more

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What number of ingredients in breast milk aren't found in formula?

What number of ingredients in breast milk aren't found in formula?

See below: Immunoglobulin A, Pro- and prebiotics, and Lactoferrin are the ones of clinical importance, i.e., protection from different infections. ...Read more

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My breast milk just stopped flowing as it should nothing I try I bringing it back but my son insist on pulling he doesn'twant formula what should I do?

My breast milk just stopped flowing as it should nothing I try I bringing it back but my son insist on pulling he doesn'twant formula what should I do?

If he is 1 year or : older, you can wean to an open- mouth cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day. If < 1 year, seek advice from a lactation specialist. A supplemental nursing system or an electric breast pump may help. The more you nurse, the more milk you make. Chronic pain or the medications you take for it may be impacting your milk supply. ...Read more

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What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

What infant formula is closest to breast milk?

All try to be: If considering a formula, the primary difference in types is the source of protein, (cow milk vs soy bean) and type of sugar (lactose vs non-lactose). All are regulated a by the fda and required to have certain components. All claim to be similar to breast milk in their benefit to the kids. The major brands are supported by decades of continuing research. Find one baby likes and stick with it. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Is it a good idea to mix breast milk and formula?

Yes: Yes, if you don't have enough stored milk for a meal, it's fine to "top it off" with formula. ...Read more

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