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Doctor insights on: Baby Formula For Sensitive Stomachs

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Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

Is similac advance baby formula harsh on babies stomach?

not for most: As one of the most successful formulas today this could not be if it were harsh on babies stomach.There are numerous reasons a baby may not tolerate a specific formula, and these are specific to the child. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Is it safe to mix baby formula? (Similac sensitive with Enfamil infant)

Depends: Formula is not paperclips. There can be minor differences in the ingredients that babies gut may deal with differently.This can result in changes in digestive patterns, cramping,loose stools,constipation etc.while switching back and forth. That said, some kids won't notice any difference and will do well,(or poorly) on one or both. Best find one that works and stick with it. ...Read more

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What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

What baby formula for gassy babies taste best to breastmilk?

Wouldn't switch: I wouldn't switch from breast milk because of gassy baby. Typically babies are gassy because they swallow a lot of air. This should improve when the baby is more efficient at eating. Typically this is by 6 months of age. ...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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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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Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Wich brand of infant formula is best?

Equal: No one brand is better than the other. If you still have the option, breast milk is the best nutrition you can provide for your baby. ...Read more

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How often can we change infant formula?

How often can we change infant formula?

Depends: There are a multitude of formulas, and the differences between them are not always evident. Patients often change formulas, without guidance, and later learn that they have switched brands. Like changing heinz for hunt's ketchup. Discuss formula changes with pediatrician, to reap the greatest benefit and solve what ever led you to want to change the formula. ...Read more

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Is there a maximum amount of infant formula in 24hrs?

Is there a maximum amount of infant formula in 24hrs?

Maybe: there probably is but there is no research saying how much.i usually recommend 30-35 oz per day.this is for an infant several mos old based on average estimated caloric requirements ...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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Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Are there prebiotics or probiotics in baby formula?

Infant formula: Infant formula does not contain prebiotics or probiotics. There isn't any need to put either into formula. Infants generally have normal gastrointestinal flora. ...Read more

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Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

Are there probiotics or prebiotics in baby formula?

No...: If by probiotics you mean active bacterial cultures added to help aid digestion, then no, baby formula does not specifically contain these cultures. A newborn baby's gut becomes populated with "healthy" bacteria from its immediate environment: the birth canal, breast milk, parents' skin, its own hands & mouth, etc; and these bacteria are adjusted as the baby's diet & environment change over time. ...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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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