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Can I Drink Baby Formula
I still drink baby formula and I love the taste of I tried to drink cow milk I could not keep it down and that's the same with adult food.
Gastric distress: Time to see a Gastroenterologist about your tolerance issues. ...Read more
3: No. Baby formulas are for babies and not suitable for adults. ...Read more
The Academy of Pediatrics and other organizations all agree that infants should be transitioned from formula to whole milk after 12 months (1year) of age, then transitioning them to low fat or skim milk after 2 years of age; of course with a healthy well-balanced diet of solid foods. Bottom line - your two year should not be drinking infant formula anymore - it has too many calories and fat.
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?
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
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
My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.
Possibly: If it happens every time, it is probably some type of reaction, mild allergy. Talk to your pediatrician.... ...Read more
Usually easy: Formula is usually very satisfying to an infant and the delivery system produces more volume than the breast for a given period of time. It is usually an easy transition and difficult to reverse. Breast feeding is satisfying in number of other ways including bonding with the mom and providing warmth and security. ...Read more
Begin slow: I recommend you begin to introduce solid foods at 6 months. You begin with one food at a time for 3-5 days and if no allergic reaction add another. You can begin with cereal if not already thickening formula with it. Then vegetables alternating with fruits one at a time. Avoid any foods that triggers allergic reaction. Balance yellow and green vegetables. ...Read more
Is it harmful for a baby to drink formula that's been in the refrigerator for a little bit ova 24hrs?
Baby Formula: Baby formula, (that has been appropriately mixed if powdered), has a refrigerator life of 48 hours. As long as it has been in the refrigerator the entire time, it is ok. More than 48 hours, it should be discarded. Likewise, if it wasn't in the refrigerator for the entire time, it should be discarded. ...Read more
9 month old baby boy won't drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.
Feeding problems: You can not make him drink.Formula. At this age he should be drinking less milk and eating more solid foods. You can offer him formula not whole milk, in a sippy cup with his solid food meals. If your pediatrician says he is growing well then not to worry. He should be taking 6 meals including solids per day. Do not make eating a struggle! ...Read more
Different reasons: Depends how often baby is throwing up. Is it really a throw up or a spit up? Could be a stomach virus if it just started, or over feeding can cause this, then reflux in which baby spits up after almost every feed and is fussy afterwards and last but not least formula intolerance. All these things have to be evaluated then cause can be sorted out. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what age. You don't need to introduce water into your infants diet until you introduce the sippy cup and you definitely don't need to give water before 6 months of age. You want to make sure the infant gets all the nutrition he or she can by drinking only breast milk or formula and not filling up on empty calories with water. ...Read more
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
See below: If the child is bottle fed mostly, replace one bottle a day with a baby juice like prune, pear, etc. The increased sugar content in the juice and other components should start to soften the stool. As a last resort if the child is straining to push out a stool, a piece of a glycerin suppository placed in the rectum can help the stool to slide out. ...Read more
8 week old baby has gastro for over a week and last 3 days won't drink formula and id in pain. Could he now be lactose intolerant?
No: Transient lactose intolerance can develop after a prolonged diarrheal illness over 2 weeks. ...Read more
My 17 day old baby who started drinking formula 3 days ago is a bit constipated. What should I do for her to have a bowel movement?
Infant stools: Infants gave irregular bowel habits. If the infant stools are not hard, you probably don't need to do anything. If they are hard make sure you are making the formula properly. Don't add syrups or honey to the formula. Consider changing formula types. Try giving a little extra water during the day. If you are thinking of using suppositories check your baby's weight with the doctor first. ...Read more
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
No, Coconut: Water has chunks of coconut floating in it. This would not work. ...Read more