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Alimentum formula is what?

Alimentum formula is what?

Elemental formula: Alimentum is a baby formula made up basic nutritional fats & sugars with proteins that have been broken down into aminoacids. This approach allows the formula to be given to kids with cow or soy allergy which are the proteins used for most baby formulas. ...Read more

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How effective is similac alimentum?

How effective is similac alimentum?

Variable: Alimentum is a hypoallergenic formula that is highly effective to support growth and nutrition in children with hypersensitivities. Response to any particular formula can be widely variable, and recommendations are individualized by your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Can I change baby formula?

Can I change baby formula?

Yes: You can certainly switch baby formulas from one standard formula to another standard formula. ...Read more

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How do I pick a baby formula?

How do I pick a baby formula?

Keep it simple: First, seriously consider nursing. If not possible, and your baby has no allergies or problems, use a milk based formula. If baby has health problems ask your doc for help. There are lots of gimmicks from formula companies right now touting their formula as best. In reality, formula is very closely regulated by the fda and not much difference between the brands unless your infant has special needs. ...Read more

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Should baby formula be warmed?

Should baby formula be warmed?

Not necessary: This practice is unnecessary. Some infants prefer it warm or cold or room temperature. You can train baby to take it in any fashion. It was common practice in the past, believing baby might loose energy warming up the feed, but the energy loss in not significant. In the microwave era, many babies actually suffer significant mouth burns when the feed is too hot. ...Read more

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Is it okay to reheat baby formula?

Is it okay to reheat baby formula?

I suppose, but: I never encourage heating it to begin with. Heating bottles are a old time practice that makes little sense & does little for baby. After microwaves came along it resulted in many mouth burns due to overheating. Babies get use to it at room temperature or right out of the fridge. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Is there such a thing as a natural baby formula?

Home preparation: Some formulas are made with natural ingredients and are so labeled. You can transition in to home prepared natural ground and strained foods. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Is it ok to switch from simlac baby formula to gurber baby formula?

Yes.: In general all infant formulas have similar calorie and nutrition content. Some parents feel bad hey baby made it one formula better than another, but in general there are no problems with switching from one infant formula to another. ...Read more

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Can I mix baby formula with water?

Can I mix baby formula with water?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water. You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

5 Hours: Rule of 5s: 5 hours on the counter, 5 days in the refrigerator and 5 months in the freezer.
This is true for both formula and breast milk. ...Read more

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Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

Do I have to feed my baby formula when I go back to work?

No: Depending on the situation at work, a breastfeeding mom may be able to have someone bring the baby in for the mom to breastfeed; or more likely, the mom will pump milk at work and bring it home at the end of each workday. ...Read more

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Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Should I give my baby formula so he can get used to the taste?

Not necessary: Formula is just a manmade liquid diet for infants and meant to be a complete food. It doesn't taste particularly good, but it is complete nutrition for an infant. For a small infant, it will be the only food s/he is taking. For an older infant, closer to 12 months and eating food, formula may not be necessary. ...Read more

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My infant has been having dysbiosis. What can I do if I cannot nurture her enough, and I need to give her some baby formula?

M.D. visit: I would suggest discussing supplemental formulas and probiotics with your pediatrician. Breast milk is the best formula and enhances gut immunity. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to give my baby alimentum and nutramigen at the same time?

Is it safe for me to give my baby alimentum and nutramigen at the same time?

Formula: Although very similar, they are not identical. The problem with giving both together, is if the baby has problems, you won't know which one is responsible. ...Read more

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My baby had diarrea with blood. I swithched him from similac sensitive to total confort and he is ok do I have to give him similac alimentum better??

My baby had diarrea with blood. I swithched him from similac sensitive to total confort and he is ok do I have to give him similac alimentum better??

Bloody diarrhea: If he is doing ok on Total Comfort, leave him on that. It is better to leave them on the least dramatic formula that they can tolerate without any symptoms. ...Read more

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Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Baby formula: The way to lose weight is to cut your calories down. Baby formula has calories and has nothing magical to make you loose weight. In fact, if you drink enough of it, you can gain weight. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix baby formula with coconut water?

Is it okay to mix baby formula with coconut water?

No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more

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Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Yes: Hot tap water is 120 degrees or more, so it would make a formula too hot for a baby to drink. If hot tap water is used to mix formula powder, then one must let the formula cool down to body-temperature before feeding it to a baby. ...Read more

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3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

3 month old eats baby formula and poops small but lots of times. Is this normal?

BM: A 3 month old baby can have many bm's per day. It is common, in fact, for babies to have a bm everytime they feed. ...Read more

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How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

How long would it take for allergic reaction to baby formula show up in a six week old?

Quickly: If a baby has a true allergy to its formula symptoms are going to occur with every feed. Crying from stomach cramping/colic, copious spitting up, change in bowel habits… Some of the symptoms occur so quickly sometimes babies can't even finish a feed without getting irritable/crying, that leads to poor feeding and poor growth. ...Read more

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Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Minimal: Formula that is left at room temperature for that duration after a baby has started feeding, may have a chance of germ build up. This might produce some indigestion and loose stools.This is less likely if it was just left out but not as a feed. ...Read more