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Best formula: I wish you decided to breastfeed your baby. The 2 most common formulas are either cow's milk based (cmb) or soy. Iron-fortified cmb formulas account for 80% formulas sold today. Dha and ara, which are fatty acids believed to promote development baby’s brain and eyes are also added. Whichever formula your baby agrees with is the best formula for him. Stick to one with the longest good history. ...Read more
None: Breastmilk is best for a premature baby. Unfortunately, formulas are a poor substitute. They are harder for babies to digest, especially for premature babies, and they don't contain all the nutrients that breastmilk does. If for some reason you can't provide breastmilk, the baby's doctor can recommend a formula. Sometimes they end up trying several to find one that a baby can tolerate. ...Read more
Breast is best: Breast milk is typically the best form of nutrition for babies so I would encourage you to continue to breast feed your baby. However if you must go to formula- they are generally all comparable. Some babies tolerate certain kinds of formula better than others so you will just have to try one kind out for at least two weeks and determine if this will work for your baby. ...Read more
Baby food texture: Products that are firm enough for the child to pick up as a "finger-food" but which quickly soften upon contact with saliva are the best bet . Arrowroot cookies and the newer "puff" products seem like good choices for this age group. One must be with baby at all times and monitor each individual baby's tolerance of increasing texture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've exclusively breast fed my baby for 5 weeks now, what's the best formula to start her on?? Is there a difference between generic and name brand?
There is not much: difference between the major brands of formulas, and many generic brands are comparable, however there are different types of formulas provided by each manufacturer. This is a link that discusses the different types of formula. http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Choosing-a-Formula.aspx I hope this helps. Certainly discuss this with your Pediatrician ...Read more
I've 18month old baby girl with poor appetite.I wld like to give medicine .What is best with good effect ?
Get evaluated: Some children have extensive food allergies. They may have a poor appetite with failure to thrive and low weight because of allergies to some of the foods they are eating. If it is a longstanding problem or is worsening, make an appointment with your pediatrician to discuss it. They may need to see a peds GI physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 lbs: A baby gains approx 1 lb every 2 weeks or 2 lbs every month. A baby double her birth weight at age 4 months and triple her birth wt at 1 year. ...Read more
Same as hospital : The type of bottle is not as important as the nipple. Use the one your baby is familiar with in the hospital. We don't use special bottles, liners, etc. If you hold your baby during a feeding, no air will enter the nipple. Use a premie nipple if your baby is using one in the hospital. I hope your baby is doing well and soon on the way home. ...Read more
Why herbal?: Poison ivy is "herbal", but you wouldn't want it anywhere near your skin. "herbal" does not always equal "good", so you should not restrict your options to "herbal" products. If you're sure your baby has eczema (and not seborrhea or something else that looks like eczema), try 1% Hydrocortisone cream or lotion. If that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too early: Not recommended until about 6 months, even then, should use small amount. Main nourishment for babies during the first year of life is breast milk or baby formula when breastfeeding is not feasible. Speak with your healthcare provider to determine what is best for your babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast milk!!!: Far and away the best food for a 6 mo. old is breast milk, which can provide virtually all nutrient needs & is what nature intended. If you're no longer breastfeeding use formula but I strongly advise organic formula. This is a good time to introduce solid foods as pureed organic vegetables like squash, zucchini & peas. Pureed berries OK. Avoid sweet fruits & grains to reduce craving for sweets. ...Read more
What is the safest moisturizer brand for a 3month old baby's face?johnson is quite harsh.pls advise.
Baby moisturizer : Aquaphor and Eucerin both make very good infant products that are safe and effective. ...Read more
Depends upon gender: To some extent, answer also depends upon ethnicity & nationality. For sake of simplicity, check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c017.Pdf for boys & http://www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41c018.Pdf for girls. These are cdc standards used in states where your baby's doc should measure & plot at each visit. Oh and tell you how s/he is doing. ...Read more
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