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Breast Milk 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
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
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
Breast milk overflow: Just stop as long as you have enough breat milk. ...Read more
How often and how many ounces should a 2 week old be eating? I'm giving her breast milk and formula in a bottle.
Great weight is key: A 2 week old will eat often, though each child develops his/her own pattern. For breastfeeding, a 20-30 minute session every 2 hours is typical for an infant this age. With bottle feeding, 2 oz every 2 hours is typical. Try breastfeeding first - often you don't need a bottle then. The best way to know you're baby is getting enough is if they're gaining weight - good weight gain means enough food. ...Read more
How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.
Weaning from breast: If you are willing to pump your own breast milk & freeze it for daily use sine the baby is refusing to drink any formula, other wise you just have to keep trying until the baby gets used to one of the formulas, very soon you will be introducing sold food & that will help but you still need to offer formula or pumped breast milk. Good luck. ...Read more
Br. Milk: looser poop: Breastmilk-fed babies usually have looser, more watery, poops when compared to formula-fed babies. Breastmilk has ingredients that encourage the intestines to move the poop along, so the poop leaves the baby sooner (a faster transit time means the poop doesn't stay in the baby long, so the poop doesn't get drier nor firmer). Formula-fed babies have firmer poops and more easily get constipated. ...Read more
Yes: It is fine to supplement breastfeeding with some formula, if the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding. To be successful in breastfeeding though, it is best to avoid supplementing during the first week of life, so the baby can learn to be a good breastfeeder. However, moms should give formula in the first week if the baby is having low blood sugar, excessive weight loss, or other problems. ...Read more
Yes: Many physician organizations have endorsed the idea that exclusive breastfeeding is the best for baby and mom for the first year after birth. But, it is more than ok to supplement with formula when you chose to. While we encourage breastfeeding, one should never feel bad or guilty for supplementing or switching to formula feedings. ...Read more
No: After a baby has learned to be a good breastfeeder, it is ok to supplement breastfeeding with formula. However, supplementation is not needed unless the baby is very hungry after breastfeeding and cannot wait until the next breastfeeding; or unless the baby is not gaining weight properly. ...Read more
Is it possible to breastfeed exclusively after feeding my child a mix of breast milk and formula?
Yes: Absolutely! If your milk supply is in but your are concerned you might not be making enough for your baby right now, try pumping for a brief period of time to increase your supply. If may take a few days to a week, but hang in there- your body will adjust to the increase demands. Be sure to drink plenty of water so that your body is well-hydrated. ...Read more
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
10 to 12 months: No need to give water until 10 months. Give the water in a sippy cup. If a baby is constipated then small amounts of water can be given earlier after checking with the pediatrician. Breast milk and formula provide plenty of water. Also baby foods such as fruits and vegetables have a high water content. ...Read more
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
What's the benefits of breast milk over formula? God! I am so tired, can't sleep, headaching all the time.
Many benefits: Breastfeeding is best for your baby- it protects your baby from many illnesses, not only childhood infections but diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure ; colitis later in life, reduces allergies, obesity ; risk of sids, increases intelligence ; reduces your risk of breast ; ovarian cancer- see http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_how-breastfeeding-benefits-you-and-your-baby_8910.Bc ; my comment:. ...Read more
My 19 day old daughter is being fed breast milk and formula via bottle. Her tongue is extremely white. Is this normal?
My 2 month old boy has brownish seedy normal stool, but when it's coming out it's foamy. Why? He is breast milk and formula fed mixed.
When can I start introducing solid foods, and what kind of solid food? He is 4 months old now and he is on breast milk and formula for now.
Breast milk: First I would consult with your pediatrician immediately if your newborn has never stooled as this may involve more than diet. Breast milk is digested more easily and breastfeeding babies tend to have looser stools. However, if your newborn poops but you feel he/she is constipated, I usually reassure parents that all babies have different stooling patterns. ...Read more
My 2 week old daughter has the hiccups after every feeding. She drinks 3 ounces of breast milk or formula per session in a bottle. How can I stop them?
1 month old baby. Switching from breast milk to formula. Poop is super runny and a mossy green. Is this normal?
Weaning 1 mo old bab: This is not normal. It is far healthier for the baby to continue breast feeding for at least six months before trying to wean. ...Read more
Should a 6mo with fever be given water to prevent dryness of tongue? Will breast milk or formula be enough to provide required hydration?
Baby keeps puking a half hour later she went from breast milk, newborn formula to now ar. The baby was tested no reflux is on Zantac (ranitidine). Suggestions?
Milk changes: Is your baby vomiting or spitting. If she is vomiting I would be concerned about an intestinal obstruction such aspyloric stenosis, especially if she is a month old. Changing formula frequently may mean your child is getting too much milk, or getting it too rapidly. Then again, your baby may be lactose intolerant. ...Read more
I just switched my 3 month old from breast milk to formula. It's been 2 days and he hasn't had a bowel movement. When should I be concerned?
My baby boy age 1 month 10 days. He got constipation recently. He is drinking breast milk and formula. What can I do for him?
Only a few things: At first, I couldn't think of any, the designer really knew what babies need & it's worked for hundreds of thousands of generations. The only exceptions I could think of are if mom has HIV or untreated tuberculosis. Moms on bizarre diets can also be a problem but that is also rare. ...Read more