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Doctor insights on: Baby Formula Vs Cow Milk

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Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

Drinking almond vs cow milk during pregnancy?

No endorsement: I am not sure what you are asking since there is no question here. But medicine would be neutral on recommending one or the other products since both are fine and available. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Could you slowly introduce similac isomil (soy formula) from similac alimentum?

Possibly: If the reason for using alimentum initially was for milk protein allergy/colitis, it is important to note that a significant percentage of babies with the allergy will also have a reactivity to soy. Talk to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

Is almond milk healthier than cows milk?

It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read more

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Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

Is rice milk soy formula or soy milk better for a toddler with milk intolerance?

More palateable: Either formula will work, however, there is an issue with palatability of the infant to tolerate the formula. Thus, its a matter of trying out the formula. Historically the soy based formula is more popular and also less expensive and readily available. Rice formula tends to be sold in certains stores. ...Read more

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Can 7mo old breastfed baby drink silk soya milk ?

Can 7mo old breastfed baby drink silk soya milk ?

Breast or formula: Infants should drink breast milk or infant formula until their first birthday. ...Read more

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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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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

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Can 7mo old breastfed babies drink soy milk?

You mean soy formula: Certainly yes. Soy formula is not really advantageous over milk based formula though. ...Read more

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Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Is goat's milk better than cow's milk?

Not really: Some people feel that they tolerate goats milk better than cows milk. However, if you are lactose intolerant, you will be intolerant to both cow and goat milk. If you are sensitive to the protein in cows milk, causing bloating, constipation, and cramping, you will likely have the same problem with goats milk. Goats milk does not provide better nutrition for humans than cows milk. ...Read more

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Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Can toddlers drink goat milk due to cow milk allergies?

Goat vs cows milk: There is very high degree (92%) of similarity between cows milk and goats milk. So the short story is no. If one wanted to try an alternative type of milk, then mare's milk is much less cross reactive. ...Read more

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Save to supplement 8 month. Old baby with goats milk instead of formula?

Save to supplement 8 month. Old baby with goats milk instead of formula?

Absolutely not!: Goats milk is great for baby goats, but not for baby humans. It does not have the right nutrition for babies and can cause health problems. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give 6 week old baby similac soy powder and enfamil soy liquid?

Is it ok to give 6 week old baby similac soy powder and enfamil soy liquid?

It is ok, not ideal: While it is ok to use both products as they are both soy-based, infants tend to do better with one brand and makeup of formula. If you have both, and need to use them, it is ok. Yet in the future i would stick with one brand and type of formula. ...Read more

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My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

My baby has down syndrome. Which milk is good for him, breast milk or formula milk?

Breast milk: Breast milkhas the advantage of being the natural food for human babies. It also contains antibodies from mother that will be protective for many diseases. ...Read more

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Hi aptamil milk is good milk for baby ?

Hi aptamil  milk is good milk for baby ?

Appears to be good: Aptamil is brand of infant formulas used by mothers unable or unwilling to breastfeed. Aptamil appears to be better than cow's milk for better infant digestion & tries to approximate ingredients in breast milk. Discuss it with pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is soya formulas harmfull for babies?

Is soya formulas harmfull for babies?

No: Many babies have trouble with cow's milk. If not breast fed, soy formulas are often a good choice. ...Read more

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Which milk is better for my 2yr old baby: Formula, Normal pasteurized Cow Milk or UHT Long Life Cow Milk?

Milk: Formula is not appropriate for a 2 year old, and unpasteurized milk increases the risk of Listeria infection. Organic whole milk gets my vote. ...Read more

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Which is better soy based or cow milk infant formula?

Depends on situation: Some folks prefer the bovine protein as more human like & there is some question whether the soy lives up to its quality. That said, most kids would never have any appreciable difference in growth/development either way.The exception comes if a kid is intolerant to one. If so, the other product or a specialty formula like alumentum would be less likely to cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby just turned 1. Which is better 4 her, stick to baby formula or switch her 2 cow's milk? Which one is healthier? Thank you ☺

My baby just turned 1. Which is better 4 her, stick to baby formula or switch her 2 cow's milk? Which one is healthier? Thank you ☺

Depends: By the time a kid turns one, most have incorporated a variety of semisolid foods. These can easily make up for some of the special features of breast milk or formula. Regular milk, rather than low fat/skim is needed because baby uses the added fat to support brain growth which slows after 2. The extra in formula if not used end up in her pee. ...Read more

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When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is Tetra pack long shelf life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Is Tetra pack long shelf  life cow milk as good for babies as fresh short shelf life cow milk? The tetra pack milk may have some preservatives in it.

Maybe: From what I understand in the packaging of shelf-stable milk such as Tetra pack, there is no additional preservatives. The milk is ultra-pasteurized, and the packaging is sterile, allowing long-term storage without refrigeration. However, it is not recommended to start cow's milk products until your baby is at least 1 year old. ...Read more

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What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby  formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone

Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby is formula-fed. Is it better to start giving her cow's milk instead? Which one is better for her: formula or cow milk?

Cows milk: You can begin feeding your one year old whole milk, but make sure it isnt two percent or skim milk. Your baby needs the cholesterol for nervous system development. Formula is more nutritious and it has added vitamins and other elements added to it to help babys development. ...Read more

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At which age i have to transfer my baby from follow up formula to ordinary full cow milk? Do i need to do this or its ok to keep him on follow up form

~12 months: ~ 12 months of life is a good time to change to whole milk (VIt D, red capped). Usually there is no need to purchase follow up formula unless your baby is being followed for Failure to Thrive or has other dietary restrictions. Save your money and switch to cow based milk at 12 months. ...Read more

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How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

Mixing: Add some lactose free milk to each formula feeding, slowly increasing the lactose free milk portion. This will mask the taste initially, and the baby will be tolerant to the new milk taste. ...Read more

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When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

When a baby is allergic to cow milk formula and soy formula, what do you use?

Elemental formula: Either neocate or elecare. Both of these are elemental formulas that are made up of Amino Acids without the cow's milk or soy protein. ...Read more

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Why are infants advised to stop drinking formula at 12 months? What can happen of my baby starts drinking cow milk at 11 months?

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Why  are infants advised to stop drinking formula at 12 months? What can happen of my baby starts drinking cow milk at 11 months?

Misunderstanding: Cow's milk is allowed at 12 months but this doesn't mean formula has to be stopped at 12 months. A protein in the cow's milk called "heat labile protein" causes occult bleeding from infants' intestine and results in anemia. The intestinal mucosa become more resistant to the protein by 12 moths of age. ...Read more

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My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

My baby has been diagnosed with cow milk allergy, what quantity of nutramigen formula do I add to each ounce of water?

Cow milk allergy: The instructions for making up formula for your baby is illustrated on the can. It's usually one measure for every 2 ounces of water. Nutramigen also comes ready-to-feed so that you do not have to go to the trouble of making the formula. ...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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Im a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

Im a brand new mom and my milk is drying up, but I don't want to give my baby formula. What can I do?

Pump/feed often: Breastmilk supply does its best to keep up with demand so if you think your milk production is falling a little short increase the demand. A couple times a day pump after your baby nurses. Stimulating your breasts when they're empty tells your body "the baby finished all the milk and is still hungry - i better make more". And remember to rest when you can, eat well, and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?

Is there any hypoallergenic baby formula that tastes similar to breast milk? Any formula at all similar?

Taste is subjective!: Most infant formula is modeled after breast milk. The nutrients and needs of the growing infant are the first importance. Hypoallergenic implies less likely to cause allergic response, but this too depends on the infant. Taste is a minor concern in providing quality nutrition for the growing infant. ...Read more

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My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

My baby brother is 3 weeks old and refusing breast milk, is it okay to start using baby formula in a bottle?

INFANT FEEDING: I see mom is taking propranolol, carbamezipine and propylthiouracil. All these are l-2 drugs, means she can breastfeed without adverse effects to the baby. If baby refuses to nurse, mom can pump the milk with breast pump and feed baby in the bottle. If enough milk is not there, she can supplement with formula after breast milk. Best advise: talk to the pediatrician. ...Read more