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Doctor insights on: Can I Drink Baby Formula

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Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Could I lose weight by drinking baby formula?

Baby formula: The way to lose weight is to cut your calories down. Baby formula has calories and has nothing magical to make you loose weight. In fact, if you drink enough of it, you can gain weight. ...Read more

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My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore, he is just 2 years old. Thanks?

My baby don't want to drink infant formula anymore, he is just 2 years old. Thanks?

Stop Formula!: 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.
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My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall I do? Thanks

My baby don't want to drink his new infant formula, what shall I do? Thanks

Details: I can't help unless you tell me the baby's age and weight and if you breast fed, but normally babies have a short time transitioning to formula after breast milk but soon adapt. ...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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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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My baby drinks soy isomil infant formula and every time he drinks it his eye swell. Is that an allergic reation.

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

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My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

My baby is drinking pedialyte can she drink formula?

Sure: If she 's been on pedialyte because of gastroenteritis and been tolerating well, formula should be introduced, maybe smaller amount often to be sure she tolerates it. ...Read more

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How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

How do I get my baby to drink formula after being having been breastfed?

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

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When to start complementary feeding a child who drink formula?

When to start complementary feeding a child who drink formula?

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

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Why my 10months baby doesn't want to eat solid? But she drink formula and water only

Why my 10months baby doesn't want to eat solid? But she drink formula and water only

Eating: Your child may be teeting and therefore doesn't want solids, but don't encourage her by pushing milk and water. She needs calories which can only be gotten from solids even if you have to puree the dolids for now. ...Read more

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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

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9 month old baby boy won't drink milk. My pedia says baby is healthy. How do I make him drink? Formula fed.

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

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Baby throwing up after drinking formula. What could be wrong?

Baby throwing up after drinking formula. What could be wrong?

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

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My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can I still give her water?

My baby is breastfeeding and drinking formula can I still give her water?

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